Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Carnivore's Super Bowl Party

Despite a premature end to the Saints season, the Super Bowl is still being played on Sunday against our protesting. Not only does the day feature a contest between the two best teams in the NFL, armchair quarterbacks all over the country will be competing among themselves as to whom gain the most weight during the game. The annual clash on the gridiron demands that you consume copious amounts of processed cheese food, an entire bag of Fritos Scoops, a 12 pack of beer, and half of a king cake, all while patiently waiting to see if any of this year's advertisements will eclipse the genius of the E*Trade monkey commercial or if Madonna's top will fall off during the halftime show.
Photo by renee b. photography.
Or, instead of eating your weight in French Onion dip, you can live large by grilling up a selection of the finest meats from Rare Cuts. Hell, open up a nice bottle of wine and make a wager on the coin toss while you're at it. The end of carnival is just around the corner, and as we discuss in this month's Dining Out column in OffBeat Magazine, there is no better time to indulge in a premium cut of meat, and no better place than Rare Cuts to find that perfect piece of beef... or lamb... or pork... or veal... or chicken... or duck... or quail... or lobe of foie gras. They even have 100% all beef hot dogs for the kiddies.

Photo by renee b. photography.
We promise that Owner Henry Albert is much less menacing than he looks in this picture. Just don't touch his meat clever. (No, that is not a euphemism.)

Rare Cuts
801 Nashville Ave.
(504) 267-4687
Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm; Sun: 10am-5pm


Anonymous said...

The hotel-magazine paid "article" feel of this post is so jarringly out of place in your otherwise delightful blog that I made a trip over to your "about" section, which curiously doesn't explain your policy re: comps from the places you review.

Can you clarify please? I'd like to understand whether what I'm reading here are unbiased reviews or just really, really high quality astroturfing.

Rene said...

Hello Anon,

We only wish Rare Cuts comped us free meat. But I will say that on more than one occasion they have allowed me to borry their immersion circulator, but I have made note of that in the past.

For that offBEAT piece, of which we are lucky enough to be given wide latitude to write what we want, we hoped to tie in the traditional end of Carnival meat eating with something different than a steakhouse. We thought it would be a nice change of pace from reviewing restaurants. To clarify, if we get a free meal, we always disclose that fact. Both Peter and I's meat purchases from Rare Cuts have never falled into that category.

Thank you for allowing us to clear that up.