I'm not a thick-and-juicy steak kind of person. To me, flavor is more important than size, and I prefer a smaller, thinner cut. For both of these reasons, I'm a big fan of the flat iron—a cut that's taken over menus in recent years. Cut from the shoulder, the steak is a slender slice of beef that, thanks to its inherent marbling, still retains flavor and tenderness.
One of my favorite versions of the flat iron is found at Steuben's . The cut is dry-rubbed with pepper (which lends a seductive bit of spice to each bite) and grilled. Before serving, each steak receives a generous round of butter seasoned with the flavors of chimichurri: garlic, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar. Perhaps best of all, the steak is served atop a heap of Steuben's legendary, pencil-thin, and generously salted fries.
FYI: Earlier this week, Steuben's announced the return of its wildly popular Picnics on the Patio dinner series. Tickets for the themed events (Tex-Mex/Southwest, Route 66, Puerto Rico, and Lobster Boil) go on sale Friday, May 3. Check the restaurant's Facebook page  for dates and more details. Reservations can only be made by emailing [email protected] .
523 E. 17th, Ave., 303-830-1001