Echo and Rig Butcher and Steakhouse is not Las Vegas's only butchery, but it is the first of its kind. Located a short 15-minute drive west of the glitz and glamour of the Strip (and more traditional and pricey steakhouses), Echo and Rig is proof that you can have your steak, and have it cooked for you, too.
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Steakhouses are strange places, and I felt odd every single time I stepped in one. Many of you seem to feel the same way. The number one question I got about the steak feature was this: What are steakhouses like?
Over the past year I've eaten at more steakhouses than I have in the previous 30 years of my life combined. And since the à la carte system is still a fixture of every steakhouse, I was required to consider a genre of food I'd never really considered before: steakhouse sides.
I had a hunch that the many of Chicago's best steaks weren't in steakhouses. So I took a more circuitous route, one that still allowed for a few traditional heavy hitters, but left just as many behind. Here are the results.
Instead of offering a modern interpretation of what a steakhouse could be, Next drew inspiration from the Mad Men era (that's the 50s and 60s for the rest of you). You won't find any deconstructed or overly manipulated dishes on the menu. This is just about pure gluttony and more butter than you could ever dream of.
La Cabana is a respite from the car shops, large grocery stores, and other signs of modernity in this particular part of Jackson Heights.
Eating a whole one might kill any hopes of a productive afternoon, but the mammoth burgers at Benny's Chop House, which are a bit more creative than the typical steakhouse offering, are worth checking out.
An old-school Hollywood steakhouse serves up delicious burgers that are made of...filet mignon!