Two Men, Two Pits and a Blog

How To Win Over A Man: Steak!

We are men. And we are moved by meat. Don’t ask us why. We don’t know. Difficult perhaps to articulate, but easy to appreciate, whence our incisors have pierced the hallowed surface of that perfectly seared steak. Ah yes, steak. A good one will settle a restless man’s soul,  and in turn draw him closer to thee, and unto his meatiest ideal. Hark, the world and it’s cares fairly ebb to a faint hush, and the pendulum of the sun at once holds stalwart in the sky, when at last we lay big meat to flame, and simply cook it there amid the rising smoke. Oh how we favor a good steak, abiding in it’s juices, sizzling quietly over a beautiful bed of coals. It moves us.

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It was one of those vintage winter afternoons, under skies of sleet and falling snow, where the call of the grill was at it’s most primal. It’s most basic, I should wager. Nothing fancy today, as fancy would only ruin it. Nay, when bridled in the heady thralls of meat lust, let there just be meat on flame, and let hunger be our spice. The rest will sort itself out, by and by. For today, as in days past, we are smitten for the rib eye. The bone-in succulent sort known to send grown men into slobbering fits of idiocy. Plunk one of these down on a man’s plate, and plop a potato along side it, and he is at once and for all the world, a contented species. Gobbling quietly by himself, with no apparent no need for conversation. Like a pacifier to a new born, for a time anyways,  he will require little else. Indeed, for a few fleeting minutes, and maybe even more than that, all the world is right. For let it be said, nothing is quite so efficient at setting a man straight, than grilled meat on the bone,  and a fashionable side of potatoes.


So next time your looking for something simple off the grill, or have a restless man on your hands, well, ain’t too many things better suited for both, than a perfectly grilled Rib Eye, and the space in time to devour it.

34 responses

  1. Jen

    Totally true. It has been way too cold for me here to grill outside but if it stays 40F I just might!!

    January 29, 2013 at 9:47 am

  2. Mmmmm steak…. we also grilled in the snow yesterday. Sausages! Thanks for liking my post! 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 9:58 am

    • That’s awesome. Good to know there are other folks out there nuts enough to grill in the snow.

      February 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      • nothing wrong with grilling in the snow!!! love it! nothing like watching the coals spark and flare up to meet the falling snow flakes.

        March 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

  3. Amen, oh preacher of the pit. Beautifully written. After this, I think that steak is tonight’s choice for dinner

    January 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

  4. I love steak… does that mean I’m manly?

    January 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

  5. Threw some sirloins on the grill over the weekend between rain storms. Might have to grab some rib eyes now for next time.

    As they say – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and as you’ve perfectly articulated, a man’s stomach likes steak best.

    January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    • Very nice. You should write a steak essay too, being a word man as you are. Thanks for stopping by!

      February 2, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      • Might be cooking some up tomorrow… perhaps I can find a word or two to share on the subject. 😉

        February 2, 2013 at 4:28 pm

  6. Loved the title of this post! Thanks for sharing!

    January 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  7. Your site has me laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes. And my mouth is watering too. Last night I had a giant piece of prime rib but I couldn’t finish it and had to give half to my hubby, so… girlie. Dang.

    Thanks for coming by and liking my post today (


    January 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    • Well we didn’t mean to make you cry! Golly, it’s just a steak.

      January 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  8. Sigh… now I have to go buy steaks… My son will be super thrilled with the results of your post today since I never buy them! 🙂

    January 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    • Sorry, steaks have a way of stirring folk to action. It’s not your fault.

      January 29, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      • You’re right – I’ll just blame you and all will be well, It won’t be my fault at all!

        January 29, 2013 at 8:04 pm

  9. You’ve got me craving the grill, but I’m too much a wuss to brave negative temps (Celsius) to brave it, at least now that I’ve gotten older and wussier. Will be on the agenda first warm day though!

    January 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    • Ah that’s OK. As Clint Eastwood said, a man has got to know his limitations. Sounds like you do!

      February 2, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  10. “Like a pacifier to a newborn…” All too true. Thanks for liking my Fette post!

    January 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  11. And maybe a beer or two…

    January 30, 2013 at 2:07 am

    • Some would not object. Thanks for stopping by the old blog, your spice of character classes up the place!

      February 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      • Excellent! Love what you’re doing so it’s a pleasure!!

        February 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

  12. HA! this is brilliance!

    January 30, 2013 at 6:23 am

  13. Thanks for “liking” my first-ever post! I’m of the female persuasion, but a good steak still makes me weak in the knees!

    January 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  14. It’s 12 am in the morning here..I seen that picture of the my saliva glands are awake. Your killing me here guys. I love to BBQ. But right now with the snow falling and the cold weather out, it isn’t really possible. Glad you guys are having fun with outside cooking. You should make some BBQ food videos. You guys would do a great job at it. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I appreciative your comments and readership of Savor the Food.

    Looking forward to your next BBQ post. 🙂

    Chef Randall

    February 2, 2013 at 12:59 am

    • Thanks Chef! Yeah, we’re considering the video thing. You make it look easy over there. Man that blue berry bread pudding you make, shoe dang!

      February 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      • That would make a great dessert with those great steaks you BBQ. 🙂

        February 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

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