Goober McTuber wrote:we both noticed a strange flavor to the steaks. I asked the server if they were now seasoning their steaks. He said he’d check.
He returned to inform us that yes, they were seasoned with Lawry’s. WTF?!? The only reason you dump that shit on a nice piece of beef is to cover for the fact that it’s not really that nice a piece of beef. They need to send that “chef” back to the freaking Outback and start serving proper steaks again. Damn.
I disagree with your notion that quality beef should not be seasoned. That's like saying that an apple pie made with quality apples shouldn't have cinnamon. Seasoning isn't necessarily used to mask bad flavor but also to compliment good flavor. Steaks, or any meat for that matter, prepared without any seasoning at all are bland in my opinion. Even steak purists like some salt and freshly ground or crushed black pepper on their steak, but Lawry's seems fine for a place like the Avenue. BTW, I think the Avenue has been using Lawry's for many, many years.
I've had some pretty delicious NY strip and top sirloins at the Avenue. When it comes to steak, they may not have the absolute best in town, but I think that you get the most bang for your buck there.