Big Beef Paradise
Americans love beef, and sometimes, bigger is better. Big Beef Paradise travels across the country in search of the largest, juiciest and most succulent slabs of meat fit for the Flintstones.
Sparks Steak HouseSparks Steak House has only grown more popular with time, now boasting several private party rooms, a wine list that has been awarded Wine Spectator magazine’s Grand Award 23 years in a row, and a diverse menu that features some of the New York City’s best seafood. 960 1280
Presidential T-Bone from Cattleman'sDid You Know? The Spanish brought the first beef cattle to the new world in 1540, but steak didn’t become a staple of the American diet until the 1800s, when the rise of the railroads and refrigerated shipping could move meat from Midwest stockyards to hungry patrons around the country.
Dish 1: Presidential T-Bone
Where: Cattleman’s, 1309 S. Agnew St., Oklahoma City, OK 73108 960 1280
The Haystack at Silo RestaurantDid You Know? Some of the world’s oldest cave paintings offer evidence that humans have eaten beef since prehistoric times.
Dish 2: The Haystack
Where: The Silo, 115 North Water St, Lewiston, NY 14092 960 1280
The Big Steak from Buckhorn ExchangeDid You Know? From the domestication of cattle over 10,000 years ago, to the foundation of the old west, steak has been enjoyed by countless civilizations.
Dish 3: The Big Steak
Where: Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204 960 1280
Whiskey Steaks at the DroverDid You Know? A steak is a slice from a larger, primal cut of beef. American butchers use 12 different primal, or initial, cuts.
Dish 4: Whiskey Steaks
Where: The Drover, 2121 South 73rd St, Omaha, NE 68124 960 1280
Bone in the Stone at Riverstone GrillDid You Know? In 1830, Delmanico’s in New York City served America’s first restaurant steak. They invented “The Delmanico Cut” and were the first to use the term “86-ed” for when the famous steak sold out.
Dish 5: Bone in the Stone
Where: Riverstone Grill, 971 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072 960 1280