Dear Steak…how I love you so. Even with the current trendy health kick you remain my true food indulgence. You are my heavyweight champion of culinary greatness and in honor of your deliciousness will be the first food post on 3QT.

If you know me, you know I have a slight obsession with steak – down to the cuts. It took years and many calories to create this list. I plan on updating it as I discover more delectable cuts. Enjoy!

Overall Great Steak: Costata – my personal favorite in NY, Sparks, BLT Prime, Quality Meats

Filet: Quality Meats, Sparks, Del Frescos, Smith and Wollensky, Porter House NY

Bone-In Filet (more flavor): Arlington Club, Bowery Meat Company  **I am trying the 60oz Bone in @ Strip House this month. Stay tuned!

Porterhouse: Quality Meats, Peter Lugers, Harry’s Café

Strip Steak: Strip House

Bone-in Strip Steak: BLT Steak

American Tomahawk: Costata

Cote de Boeuf: Piora – Not on menu, must order in advance, Dirty French, Minetta Tavern – with bone marrow

Hanger: BLT Steak

Ribeye: Arlington Club, Acme, Wolfgang’s, Manzo (in Eataly)

Cajun Ribeye: Morton’s

Prime Rib: Morton’s, Mission Chinese Food – rolling cart!

Honorary Mention: The Beef Mignonette dish (au poivres and french fries) at Tartine – it feels just like Paris and might be my favorite place in the city. Also a BYOB.