Aye, There’s The Rub

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Remember when we gave Monty’s A Taste Of The West a test-drive a few weeks ago? I was put off by the unannounced flavor on my ribeye steak, and had to send it back in exchange for a new un-flavored steak. Well, now we know why, courtesy of the Trib’s restaurant reviewer:

John has developed a steak rub, used first at his own backyard barbecues and brought to the restaurant at the urging of friends. He is so sure that you will like it, he serves the rub on all the steaks, no steak sauce needed. Top sirloin, New York, center-cut rib steak and tenderloin are the cuts available. Of course you can have yours without if you want.

Well…no offense, John, but the rub just didn’t cut it for me. I’m glad that so many customers do enjoy it, but it might be a good idea to let people know about the rub before they order a steak.

QUESTION: when you order a steak, would you be disappointed (or upset) if it had a sauce, rub, or marinade on it that you did NOT know about when you ordered it?



  1. YES! I am not a fan of sauces, rubs or marinades on good cuts of meat. Maybe on a round or chuck steak, but I want my good sirloin to taste like the great meat that it is, not disguised. Give me MEAT! GRRRRRRRR!!! (says the carnivorous Leo) LOLOLOLOLOL!!!

  2. I love it when a restaurant seasons my beef or fish with a special sauce or marinade.

    Variety is the spice of life.

  3. I like sauces and flavorings, etc. But I am with David. I don’t like to be surprised. Hell, I get ticked off if my burger has Mayo on it unless it says so on the menu.

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