Food Paradise: Steak Paradise 3 Pictures

From a titanic 2 1/2-lbs. porterhouse in Mississippi to a premium dry-aged rib-eye masterpiece in New York City, get ready for plate after plate of America’s best beefy steaks.

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At Kelsey’s in Valparaiso, IN, if you are "man" enough to finish this hunk of meat then you’ll go home with a prize. 960 1280

  

customer

customer

At Big-Ass Sandwiches in Portand, OR, a customer takes a bite out of a large, juicy, delectable sandwich. 960 1280

  

french fries in sandwich

french fries in sandwich

Filled with hot fries, beef and more, that is one Big-Ass sandwich. 960 1280

  

Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee

Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee

If you're ready for the ultimate beef bonanza, head over to Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee. 960 1280

  

Outside seating at Riscky's Barbeque

Outside seating at Riscky's Barbeque

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and patrons come from all around to devour Riscky's Barbeque ribs in Ft. Worth. 960 1280

  

Bison burger

Bison burger

Bison burgers have continued to pop up on menus across America as a healthier alternative to beef burger. Try one at Tweeds in Riverhead, NY. 960 1280

  

sandwich meat

sandwich meat

The special "secret" to the beef used in the Big-Ass sandwiches? They need to be red and juicy. 960 1280

  

beef shank

beef shank

Next time you're in San Francisco and craving a big meal, head over to Incanto, where their specialty is a whole beef shank also known as the "Leg of Beast." 960 1280

  

sandwich and chips

sandwich and chips

Lunch in Valparaiso, IN, tends to be one of Kelsey’s popular sandwiches and freshly made potato chips. 960 1280

  

steak

steak

Steak for dinner? Kelsey's Steak and Seafood serves up one of the largest cuts of steak around. 960 1280

  

plate of food

plate of food

While they may be known for their "Leg of Beast," there are other delicious options to choose from at Incanto, an Italian eatery. 960 1280

  

Incanto

Incanto

The "Leg of Beast" at Incanto feeds 6, but if you are hungry enough for a whole leg you better make arrangements ahead of time. It takes 3 full days to prepare this delicacy. 960 1280

  

Inside Incanto restaurant

Inside Incanto restaurant

An Italian eatery, Incanto serves a variety of meats. 960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO
Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Piled atop all that meat at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO, are fresh cut veggies, 2 1/2 pounds of mozzarella cheese and a mountain of pepperoni. 960 1280

  

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Two couples at Beau Jo's look at the 14-lbs. pizza they ordered in disbelief. 960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago, IL

Pizano's in Chicago, IL

In Chicago, they’ve been dishing it deep for more than half a century. And for many in the Windy City, no place makes a more authentic, old school deep-dish pizza than Pizano’s. 960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago, IL

Pizano's in Chicago, IL

What separates a Pizano's deep-dish pizza from its rivals is a 2-inch-thick crust that’s best eaten with a knife and fork. 960 1280

  

Pizano's in Chicago, IL

Pizano's in Chicago, IL

Constructing the Rudy Special begins by topping that famous dough with fresh, whole milk mozzarella. Then comes Pizano’s specially made sausage. Add on fresh cut mushrooms, onions, peppers, sauce and Pizano’s secret seasonings -- and the Rudy Special is ready for the oven. 960 1280

  

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, CA

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, CA

No matter how you slice it, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco has a pie to please your palate and a sideshow that rolls in the dough. 960 1280

  

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, CA

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, CA

The rave reviews for Tony’s margherita pizza aren’t just a local phenomenon. Tony has won the most prestigious pizza prize in all the world: the World Pizza Cup. 960 1280

  

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, CA

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco, CA

Even more impressive than all of Tony’s top shelf toppings is how fast this pizza cooks. Forget 30 minutes or less, the margherita pizza cooks up in under 2. 960 1280

  

Pizza Doctors, La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors, La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI, is the brainchild of owner Larry McMahon, who first opened this hospital for the sugary insane in 1991. 960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, Brooklyn, NY

Take the N train to the heart of Brooklyn and you’ll find Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana, where they have served thin-crust, mozzarella and tomato perfection since 1924. 960 1280

  

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, Brooklyn, NY

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, Brooklyn, NY

Totonno’s Pizzeria doesn’t just make New York-style pizza -- they define it. 960 1280

  

ong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

ong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA, has a fun, funky nostalgia that also means great eats, beginning with a true Asian specialty: the crab rangoon pizza. 960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

So many stars have autographed the walls at Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA, that owner Richie Palmer has a hard time picking favorites -- although a few do stand out. 960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

What separates Mulberry from other California pies is Richie’s commitment to traditional pizza-making techniques. 960 1280

  

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Richie's old school pies bake for 15 minutes, then come out of the oven transformed into a Hollywood superstar! 960 1280

  

Grinders, Kansas City, MO

Grinders, Kansas City, MO

In Kansas City, MO, people don’t believe in just talking the talk. So if it’s hardcore pizza you’re looking for, stop right here -- ’cause this is Grinders, and it’s ready to rock ‘n’ roll. 960 1280

  

Grinders, Kansas City, MO

Grinders, Kansas City, MO

From tandoori chicken to the Philly cheesesteak, the pizzas at Grinders nearly always draw a crowd. 960 1280

  

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steak

steak

At Kelsey’s in Valparaiso, IN, if you are "man" enough to finish this hunk of meat then you’ll go home with a prize. 960 1280

  

customer

customer

At Big-Ass Sandwiches in Portand, OR, a customer takes a bite out of a large, juicy, delectable sandwich. 960 1280

  

french fries in sandwich

french fries in sandwich

Filled with hot fries, beef and more, that is one Big-Ass sandwich. 960 1280

  

Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee

Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee

If you're ready for the ultimate beef bonanza, head over to Ward's House of Prime in Milwaukee. 960 1280

  

Outside seating at Riscky's Barbeque

Outside seating at Riscky's Barbeque

They say everything's bigger in Texas, and patrons come from all around to devour Riscky's Barbeque ribs in Ft. Worth. 960 1280

  

Bison burger

Bison burger

Bison burgers have continued to pop up on menus across America as a healthier alternative to beef burger. Try one at Tweeds in Riverhead, NY. 960 1280

  

sandwich meat

sandwich meat

The special "secret" to the beef used in the Big-Ass sandwiches? They need to be red and juicy. 960 1280

  

beef shank

beef shank

Next time you're in San Francisco and craving a big meal, head over to Incanto, where their specialty is a whole beef shank also known as the "Leg of Beast." 960 1280

  

sandwich and chips

sandwich and chips

Lunch in Valparaiso, IN, tends to be one of Kelsey’s popular sandwiches and freshly made potato chips. 960 1280

  

steak

steak

Steak for dinner? Kelsey's Steak and Seafood serves up one of the largest cuts of steak around. 960 1280

  

plate of food

plate of food

While they may be known for their "Leg of Beast," there are other delicious options to choose from at Incanto, an Italian eatery. 960 1280

  

Incanto

Incanto

The "Leg of Beast" at Incanto feeds 6, but if you are hungry enough for a whole leg you better make arrangements ahead of time. It takes 3 full days to prepare this delicacy. 960 1280

  

Inside Incanto restaurant

Inside Incanto restaurant

An Italian eatery, Incanto serves a variety of meats. 960 1280

  

Presidential T-Bone from Cattleman's

Presidential T-Bone from Cattleman's

Did 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 Restaurant

The Haystack at Silo Restaurant

Did 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 Exchange

The Big Steak from Buckhorn Exchange

Did 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 Drover

Whiskey Steaks at the Drover

Did 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 Grill

Bone in the Stone at Riverstone Grill

Did 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