Bite 2016: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse 

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There are steaks and then there are experiences. For $12, you can get a steak. For $89, you can get the Wagyu tomahawk ribeye from Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse.

Be prepared to spend a little more than that on a couple of musts: First, allow one of the two sommeliers to help pair your beefy investment with a bottle worthy of its table-side carving. (We suggest the easy-drinking but still-sophisticated 2010 Neyen Cabernet-Carmenere blend from Chile.) Second, you'll be tempted to order the crab cake for an app, but hold off and top your ribeye with one of the jumbo lump cakes; it will practically melt over the marbled slab's perfectly seared crust. Whatever you do, trust the chef when your server tells you he prefers to cook it to medium. The Wagyu tomahawk ribeye is highly marbled and needs a moderate amount of cooking to melt that lusciousness into its full potential. (Let's call it inner basting.) The steak is 32 ounces, making it perfect to share, and quite a value once you start pricing out the other options. Another bonus: If you've got a furry friend at home, that big rib bone ensures man's-bestest-friend status forever.

9150 International Drive, 407-351-5074; $$$$


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