Meat, the handsomest of the food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon to Houston Steaks & Ribs. Choose from the following options:
• For $25, you get $55 worth of steakhouse fare for dinner Sunday–Tuesday.
• For $25, you get $50 worth of steakhouse fare for dinner Wednesday–Saturday.
• For $15, you get $30 worth of steakhouse fare for lunch.
The beef artisans at Houston Steaks & Ribs craft a menu that includes six steak preparations, plus barbecued ribs and specialty dishes. Meals begin as diners read their forks' instruction manuals, then nibble bites of the beef carpaccio appetizer, with thin slices of spiced beef reposing beneath a confetti of parmesan shavings and balsamic-kissed vegetables ($12). A cracked-spice crust piggybacks on the pepper steak, an aged new york strip loin drizzled with Jack Daniel's pepper sauce ($34), as knives melt through tender cuts of filet mignon ($28–$36). Chefs slowly cook baby back ribs for seven hours, slather on homemade barbecue sauce, then plate half ($16) and full ($24) racks of ribs with french fries and a corn-and-bean salsa. Diners can discard forks before tying a bib to each finger and attacking the Houston burger, sinking pearly whites into its herbed cream cheese, spicy barbecue sauce, caramelized onions, and roasted tomatoes sandwiched between brioche halves ($16).
The eatery's chefs select each steak from Sterling Silver Premium Meats and hire teams of nannies to supervise meat as it ages for a minimum of 30 days. Each tender cut can be paired with imported and domestic potables from Houston Steaks & Ribs' wine list. Lunch is served until 4 p.m., and dinner is served from 4 p.m. until close.