At local restaurants, steaks are WAY overpriced as in a couple hundred dollars for one serving. To indulge I have to purchase and prepare the steaks myself.
Fortunately a colleague's father is a butcher and so I get okay prices. The meat is a little tough and so requires some skill to get it to the tender fall off the bone state. I achive that by first marinating the steaks for 30 minutes then slow cooking them for 2-3 hours. At the end of that tenderising process its off to the cast iron skillet to produce the grill marks and the rich color and flavor that makes a steak a STEAK.
Things are about to get way better as a Chef friend of mine introduced me to an associate of his that supplies local restaurants with A1 USDA steaks! I cant wait to work with animals that were reared specifically for producing the finest cuts as opposed to what I have been using.