Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cattlemans Steakhouse and Saloon Lindenhurst NY

New steakhouse in Lindenhurst NY. We went there for my sons 16th birthday. Located on Montauk highway right on the end of a canal. The western  decor was a bit tacky but we came for the steaks not the view. Me, my wife and the birthday boy went with the 32 oz. porterhouse. At $21.99 with two side its a bargain. The meat came perfectly cooked to order and the quality of the meat itself was one of the best I have ever had at a steakhouse. The standout on the side was the baked sweet potato with a cinnamon butter. My other son went with the chicken fingers which also came with a side. The kids meal was free with the purchase of an entree.When you food arrives they also bring out a basket of house made corn bread with a chipotle infused butter. The cornbread was decent. We were contemplating an appetizer but our waitress suggested that since we going for the 32 oz steak it would be to much food. An honest waitress not trying to bulk up the check, how about that? My only gripe is that the cornbread should of came out before the steaks, I do understand it takes a bit of time to cook a large steak but we were starving by the time the food came out ( they apologized for the wait and explained why)  I cant wait to go back!!!!!!
They have 3 eating challenges as well that you get free and a picture on the wall if you finish. 
88 oz ribeye with two sides in an hour (69.99 if you dont finish)
5 pound burger and 1 pound of fries in an hour  (49.99 if you dont finish)
One dozen ghost chile  chicken wings ( cant remember the price)

The do have slow smoked ribs and pulled pork on the menu as well

The website seems unfinished and does not have a menu

127 Montauk Hwy
LindenhurstNY 11757 -5954
 (631) 991-3543

Some info:

first CATTLEMEN'S Steakhouse opened in 2010 by Ted & Nick, a couple of Steak lovers that just couldn't help the opportunity to create a steakhouse the right way. The original concept for the Steakhouse was to provide patrons with a top quality, complete steak dinner at an affordable price, served in a warm, comfortable atmosphere with a friendly Western ambiance.

From the beginning, CATTLEMEN'S Steakhouse has built its reputation on providing a great steakhouse experience. Our Chef takes pride in serving carefully grilled CATTLEMEN steaks that are cooked to order over an open flame. At THE CATTLEMENS Steakhouse & SALOON , superior quality and friendly service is more than a tradition - it's our passion every day. When you step into CATTLEMENS Steakhouse, you're stepping into the authentic West. The West of loyalty, hospitality, and of course, real belly bustin' lip smackin' good food.

At the CATTLEMENS STEAKHOUSE & SALOON we work to capture the flavor and the fun of the West, with the highest quality food served with a big helping of Western hospitality. Our steaks are hand-cut, hand-seasoned and carefully prepared. Our burgers are thick and juicy, our salads freshly made, and no matter what you're in the mood for, we have the delicious, legendary Western fare to match your appetite and the genuine service to boot.

At the CATTLEMENS STEAKEHOUSE & SALOON We take great pride in serving the freshest, highest-quality food possible. Every day we start out fresh, making every one of our soups, salad dressings and sauces from scratch. We don't cut corners and we don't settle when it comes to authentic ingredients, like our USDA Choice steaks, our toasted hand-cut croutons or our homemade Bonnie and Clyde Banana nut pudding.

At THE CATTLEMENS STEAKEHOUSE & SALOON it's all about quality — and for us it's all about the food.

Cattlemen's Steakhouse Saloon-LIP SMACKIN' GOOD!!!! 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Great American Food & Music Fest June 13 in NJ

This weekend  at the Meadowlands in NJ.  Read more about it below. 

What is the Great American Food & Music Fest?

The Great American Food and Music Festival is a celebration of great American food, chefs, musicians, and wine and beer makers – The festival presents a "Who's Who" of the most beloved eateries, many immortalized by food programs and travel guides. Several of America's most celebrated chefs are featured, topped by live music performances from American bands.

This years events will feature the 
Food Network's Paula Deen, The Neelys, Top Chef's Tom Colicchio, and star of Ace of Cakes, Duff Goldman.

The Food: The Best of the Best from around the country...

Some of the most acclaimed eateries in the country will be on-site to serve their specialties, including: Al's Beef (Chicago, IL), Anchor Bar (Buffalo, NY), Goldie's Churros (Los Angeles, CA), Hell's Kitchen(Minneapolis, MN), Jim's Steaks (Philadelphia, PA), Junior's Cheesecake (Brooklyn, NY) Boston Only,Louis' Lunch (New Haven, CT) NJ Only, Maine Diner (Wells, ME) Boston Only, Neely's BBQ (Memphis, TN), UNO Chicago Grill & Pizzeria (Chicago, IL), Southside Market & BBQ (Elgin, TX), Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (St. Louis, MO), Tony Luke's (Philly, PA), Turtle Alley (Gloucester, MA), All Star Sandwich Bar (Cambridge, MA), Tucson Tamales (Tucson, AZ) Boston Only, and Zoe's Cupcake CafĂ©, a nonprofit bakery benefitting teen mothers (Teaneck, NJ) NJ Only. 

It's the Best of American Food, and best of all you can enjoy it without getting on a plane.

For serious beer and wine lovers, the festival will include Tasting Areas in the Stadium Club that will boast an offering of the finest American wines and beers. Wine expert and New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk, of 
Wine Library TV fame will also be on hand to share his knowledge with novices and connoisseurs alike.

And of course music from the likes of Buckwheat Zydeco, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Texas singer/songwriter Bob Schneider and Season 6 
American Idol Finalist Melinda Doolittle.

Many people email us asking if Food is included in the admission price. Tickets entitle you to all the music/chef shows and demonstrations, however, food is available at an additional cost. We have 20 notable restaurants from around the country participating, and food items are available for $3-15, with most items in the $5-8 range. Alcohol and soft drinks will be sold throughout the venue, however, with a Grand Tasting ticket you will gain entrance to the Grand Tasting area where we will feature premium wines and beers with free 2oz pours. See our 
FAQ section for more answers to frequently asked questions.

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Claim: Rosemary Helps Reduce Toxins in Grilled Meat


Cooking meat at high temperatures is known to create toxins called heterocyclic amines, 
which have been linked to some cancers. Marinating lowers the risk by preventing the formation of the toxins. But one ingredient that makes a big difference is rosemary. Studies show that adding it to ground beef and other types of muscle meat before grilling, frying, broiling or barbecuing significantly reduces heterocyclic amines.
In a study published in The Journal of Food Science in March, scientists tested extracts of rosemary on ground beef patties that were cooked at temperatures from 375 degrees to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. The extract was added to both sides of the meat before cooking. The higher the concentration, the greater the reduction in heterocyclic amines (in some cases by over 90 percent.
Scientists attribute this to specific antioxidants in rosemary: rosmarinic acid, carnosol and carnosic acid. Another study two years ago compared several marinades and found that the one that was most protective was a Caribbean mixture, which, they wrote, “contained considerable amounts” of the same three antioxidants.
If rosemary is not your thing, or you have an allergy, try marinades with garlic, onion and lemon juice. They have also been shown in studies to be effective (garlic and onion much more so than lemon juice).
Studies show that marinades with rosemary help eliminate some carcinogens in grilled meat.