100 Favorite Dishes: Vacio Steak from Angus Bar and Grill

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As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to deirdra.funcheon@browardpalmbeach.com.

No. 100: Vacio Steak from Angus Bar and Grill

At Angus Bar and Grill, the successor to the longstanding Beef Eater Steak House on Hollywood Boulevard, the best cuts are the cheapest. Particularly, the vacio steak -- a not-too-fatty-not-too-lean-but-totally-mouth-wateringly-tender slab of beef hailing from the flank and clocking in at just $11.95. What's the secret to this cheap but deeply beef cut? Vacio, while immensely popular in South America, doesn't get much attention in American steakhouses. But penny for penny, pound for pound, I'd put a well-grilled vacio up against all but the finest of rib eyes. That Angus' vacio is perfectly executed is the icing on the cake. It's over an inch thick of well-articulated musculature, charred with the lick of the grill and ruby red inside. Smear it with some fab homemade chimichurri and drag it through a pool of its own juices, and you'll be in beefy Valhalla.

Angus Bar and Grill
1917 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood

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6 comments
freakerdude
freakerdude

Let the countdown begin and please don't forget central and northern Palm Beach county!

Disappointeddiner
Disappointeddiner

wish I went there instead of Mancini's on Las Olas! The worst dinning experience in my life. The only thing worse then the service and food was the management and owner who were either incompetent or just way above their heads. How does a restaurant, on a Saturday evening in season run out of over 1/3 of their menu items? How often does management and service watch guests get up and retrieve their own water,bread and napkins before they react? How does a waiter, after hearing complaints about the food wait, send over a manager/owner who says he is sorry but there was an accident in the kitchen? Then when the food arrives, all 4 dishes are cold and dried out? Then, after sending it back, the owner is running around in the parking lot, trying to figure out what to do and does not comp anything except the 2 wines and 2 drinks????? Remember, Mancini's on Las Olas, I will never,ever,ever go there again and I have posted this crtique on every social and news website I could. BTW, one of us dinning their is a food critic for a West Coast ( Fl) blog!

John Linn
John Linn

Unfortunately, I'm not so sure how far into northern Palm Beach this list will get. New Times has sort of scaled back is coverage north of Delray Beach in the past few months. But if you have suggestions, I'm certain Deirdra would love to hear them anyway!

(PS I can think of some damn fine eats in Jupiter and N. Palm Beach I'd include!)

Dennis
Dennis

Mancini's blows. You should have read my review before you went :)

Dennis
Dennis

I hate to be critical (as I'm sure you know), but doing 100 "favorite dishes" every year is kind of ridiculous. You guys don't even do 100 reviews in a year. I know you're trying to drum up page views, but these gimmicks are just becoming mundane. Nobody has 100 favorite dishes.

I think the Skirt is much better than the flank (assuming that Angus is really Beefeater). The Skirt is off the charts.

John Linn
John Linn

I would've agreed at Beefeater, but they may be sourcing meat from a different vendor, and this flank is definitely the bee's knees.

About 100 favs -- lists are fun, right? :-P

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