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Old 01-20-2018, 10:15 PM
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Do you prefer steak or lobster?

In your opinion?
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:34 PM
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Steak!

Don't need no giant sea bugs.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:36 PM
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A really good steak is a thing of beauty, but it has to be really, really good. A mediocre steak is easily beat by a mediocre lobster.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:36 PM
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Steak. But I do like lobster a lot too.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:39 PM
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Lobster by a mile. I don't hate steak but it's a take-it-or-leave-it thing for me. Seafood, on the other hand, I love.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:43 PM
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Steak!

Don't need no giant sea bugs.
Jim Gaffigan on Seafood. He starts with lobster so no waiting.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:48 PM
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:51 PM
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Lobster - but probably because it is less common, especially out here on the left coast. Also because that was our special birthday meal when growing up.
But steak is pretty fine also.
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Old 01-20-2018, 10:51 PM
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Steak. (Although pizza rules.)
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:06 PM
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a dry aged ribeye grilled to a perfect medium rare........
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:27 PM
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A really good steak is a thing of beauty, but it has to be really, really good. A mediocre steak is easily beat by a mediocre lobster.
Pretty much this for me. I'll take the best steak over the best lobster, but if the steak is less than tops, gimmee lobster.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:35 PM
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A decent steak (to be cooked at home) will cost upwards of $40 per kg here in Aus. A good steak considerably more. Lobster will set you back around $80-$100 per kg.

I like both, but I've had far more steaks than I've had lobsters.

So right now, I'll order a porterhouse steak please, medium rare, with a lobster side.
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:57 PM
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:04 AM
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I love me some giant seabugs, I like the little ones too. And them special freshwater *ones cooked in Louisiana!


*(Craw fish)
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:13 AM
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I love me some giant seabugs, I like the little ones too. And them special freshwater *ones cooked in Louisiana!


*(Craw fish)
You mean river sewage bugs?
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:16 AM
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Steak vs. Lobster, I'd take the steak. Steak vs. Crab, though, is a harder choice. Crab beats Lobster in my book.

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Old 01-21-2018, 12:22 AM
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Steak, while I like most seafood, I find lobster to be too overrated.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:29 AM
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Since the lobster might actually kill me, I'm gonna have to go with steak every time.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:52 AM
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I loved lobster. Until I became allergic to it in my early 30's. Boo, allergies. So I must nowadays prefer steak, because I also prefer not having my throat close up. Stupid allergies, grumble, grumble.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:04 AM
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I'll take average lobster over average steak.

But a really tender steak ( with my fav sides) is a festival.

Big steak
BBQbaked beans
1lb thick cut bacon
Baked potato loaded
Corn
Cheesey broccoli
Garlic bread
Crown and Coke (mixed for flavor, not buzz)
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:15 AM
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Steak over most things, and pretty much anything over lobster. Lobster doesn't taste like anything and butter is a million times better on a fresh baked piece of bread.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:43 AM
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Steak. I am no great fan of eating anything that was once used as fertilizer.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:53 AM
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Steak. I'll take an average steak over any kind of lobster, although I haven't had a particularly good lobster yet. (Or maybe that's just how lobster is. Honestly, I prefer shrimp to all the lobster I've ever had.) I love seafood, but all preps of lobster I've had have left me underwhelmed. I need to try it in Maine, or something.

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Old 01-21-2018, 01:55 AM
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Hey, that shit is some good lobster!
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:50 AM
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Can't it be both, like the late Earl Warren?
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:01 AM
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Steak. I'll take an average steak over any kind of lobster, although I haven't had a particularly good lobster yet. (Or maybe that's just how lobster is. Honestly, I prefer shrimp to all the lobster I've ever had.) I love seafood, but all preps of lobster I've had have left me underwhelmed. I need to try it in Maine, or something.
This is about word for word my answer. I don't mind lobster but I've never had one which left me thinking "So that's what all the fuss is about". But I'm also open to the idea that, if I had one in Lobster Country, maybe my impression would change.

On the other hand, I've had some truly wonderful steaks.
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Old 01-21-2018, 03:02 AM
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Lobster tends to be good in a very reliable, regular way. Steak can vary much more in how good it is, from the President's dried-up well-done piece of rubber to mouth orgasm good. I've never tried really high end, dried aged steaks but they have to beat lobster. Unless lobster can be prepared and cooked in a way that's equivalent to medium rare but that seems like it could be unsafe. How refined can lobster get compared to steak?
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:08 AM
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Lobster.

I can get a good to great steak most anywhere, most any time. But good lobster requires being near an ocean, and as I live in the middle of the country that’s quite rare. So, lobster please!
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Old 01-21-2018, 07:58 AM
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Steak over lobster.

In fact, tacos, pasta, chili, soup, corned beef, chicken, pork, Frosted Flakes, white bread, Spam, peanut butter, White Castles, buttermilk, ice cubes, and Vegemite* over lobster as well.


mmm


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Old 01-21-2018, 08:19 AM
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Steak is perfectly fine, but it's not lobster.
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Old 01-21-2018, 08:56 AM
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Lobster. When it was alive an hour before, so that you're getting perfectly fresh shellfish. It's sweet and briny and sublime. I once split a couple of them lengthwise and grilled them on the 'cue, brushed with tarragon/shallot butter, and I think it was the best dish I ever made at home.

When it's precooked and sitting in the fridge for a couple of days before serving it up, like some restaurants do it, it's very meh.

I love me a good steak, but a fresh lobster is the winner here.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:11 AM
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I always thought lobster was overrated until I had one in Mexico, taken directly from the ocean to the fireplace to be broiled. However, I think both lobster and steak on one plate would be the best. Hmm: lobster for breakfast?
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:15 AM
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I always thought lobster was overrated until I had one in Mexico, taken directly from the ocean to the fireplace to be broiled. However, I think both lobster and steak on one plate would be the best. Hmm: lobster for breakfast?
Sure. Iíve had lobster Benedict in Hawaii for breakfast. Tasty, but still no steak.
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Old 01-21-2018, 09:43 AM
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Steak vs. Lobster, I'd take the steak. Steak vs. Crab, though, is a harder choice. Crab beats Lobster in my book.
This is what I wanted to say. I have had really great steaks but I'll take crab over lobster any day and most days, I'd prefer it to steak too. Crab & Steak makes an outstanding surf & turf though!
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:13 AM
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Do I prefer steak or lobter? Why, yes I do!
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:49 AM
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:51 AM
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:24 AM
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Lobster is just an expensive way of getting melted butter in my mouth.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:24 AM
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Lobster is just an expensive way of getting melted butter in my mouth.
And garlic.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:41 AM
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I like both steal and lobster. Which one I prefer right now varies from time to time.
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... Crab beats Lobster in my book.
In the northeast I prefer lobster. In the northwest I prefer crab. Away from the coast I prefer steak. Maryland crab isn't as tasty as Pacific Northwest crab (and is served with too much spice for my palate.)

Both lobster and crab are much better if the animal was recently removed from its home, and was live and healthy until right before cooking it.
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:47 AM
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Lobster
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Old 01-21-2018, 11:48 AM
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I'm not about to turn down a good steak and a lobster tail.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:03 PM
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Steak. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:04 PM
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Surf and turf!
Damn, I am starving!
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:24 PM
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Pass on the aquatic cockroach. Steak all the way.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:33 PM
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If I'm back in Newport (RI), at my favorite restaurant there, I'm gonna have the lobster. And the chowder.

Elsewhere? Probably the steak, as I chose last night at one of my favorite restaurants on the Left Coast.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:13 PM
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Lobster is just to much work, breaking into it and all, for too little return.
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:21 PM
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Lobster is just to much work, breaking into it and all, for too little return.
A good restaurant makes it easy.

But honestly, they are two completely different things. Sort of like choosing between oysters and snails.

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Old 01-21-2018, 01:27 PM
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Old 01-21-2018, 01:40 PM
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I'd take a lobster from Red Lobster over a steak at Outback, but a very good steak at a steakhouse will win overall.
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