Kix is traveling deep into the heart of steak country and visiting three local legends in Omaha. Family owned and operated Johnny's Cafe started as a small saloon nearly 100 years ago and is now a classic steakhouse serving up the best prime rib in town. Down the road, Dario's is serving traditional European fare like Steak Frites and a decadent chocolate cake made with dark Belgian beer. Last, but not least, Kix checks out Gorat's, a favorite amongst locals and Omaha native Warren Buffet for their version of the whiskey steak, a quintessential Omaha dish.
We're riding into cowboy country and Kix is checking out some of the best steakhouses the Lone Star State has to offer. In Dallas, Kix heads to YO Steakhouse for some classic Hill Country cuisine, like chicken fried lobster. At Cattlemen's in Fort Worth, cowboy cooking is done right with quality meat cooked over an open grill in the middle of the dining room. Kix heads to Knife where the chefs are using innovative and modern techniques to breathe new life into classic dishes.
We're getting steaky in Denver and Kix has found the best steaks the mile high city has to offer. Bastien's is a local legend known far and wide for inventing the Sugar Steak. The Buckhorn Exchange is not just the oldest steakhouse in Denver, but the oldest restaurant, and dishes like their famous Pot Roast haven't changed in more than 100 years. And from the oldest to one of the newest, Guard and Grace in downtown Denver is changing the steak game with signature concepts like the Steak Flight.
Kix is heading to his home state of Louisiana and hitting three steakhouses that prove New Orleans is one of the best food destinations in the country. Galatoire's is an institution right on Bourbon Street, and locals know to order off-menu favorites like their secret Fried Chicken. Charlie's Steak House is a neighborhood joint serving steaks New Orleans-style, which means sizzling in hot butter. No family is more synonymous with New Orleans cuisine than the Brennans, and Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse brings classic Creole and Cajun flavors to traditional steakhouse fare.
It's not easy to get people in Washington to agree on much, but everyone will agree that Kix has found three of the best steakhouses in our nation's capital. Ray's The Steak is a local favorite serving succulent steak dishes that have loyal clientele coming back for more. Even the President is a fan! The Partisan is at the forefront of DC's modern cuisine serving fresh, high quality meat thanks to their own in-house butcher shop. No part of the animal goes to waste here; they even fry an apple pie in beef fat. Del Campo's South American menu includes Smoked Wagyu Steak and a massive sandwich called a Chavito, piled high with an assortment of meat including seared rib-eye, Mortadella and Ham. It's as tall as the Washington Monument!
Kix is in the Big Apple with an even bigger appetite as he explores three of New York City's best steakhouses. Everyone from Albert Einstein to Babe Ruth has eaten at historic Keen's, home of the famous Mutton Chop. Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse is a true NYC original that serves juicy steaks and traditional Jewish dishes like stuffed cabbage that have their customers literally breaking out in song and dance. Just across the river in Long Island City, M Wells is making a splash. The restaurant, housed in a converted auto-body shop, is putting an eclectic spin on traditional steakhouse classics with dishes like their mouthwatering burger served "bone-in," and pork chops that are thinly sliced and piled high like a stack of pancakes.
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