In a lot of ways steak is like sushi. You can find it cheap, but if you want the good stuff you’re going to have to shell out the cash. It’s tough to get good versions of both for under $10 in Midtown, but at least in the steak category there have been a few exceptions. Surprising everybody, my trip to Tad’s Steak brought me a lot of joy- but clearly the best option is when a nice steakhouse offers up some sort of special. The Del Frisco’s bar menu loophole was the best by far, but as soon as Midtown Lunch’ers got on that, they raised the price from $9.99 to an understandable, but out of the ML price range, $11.95 $12.95.
Well, with a recession comes the recession specials… and A.J. Maxwell’s (on 49th btw. 5+6th) has created a take-out-only lunch special for those of us who’d like to enjoy a steak sandwich made with quality steak (or mini burgers, or a chicken sandwich) for just $10. You get your choice of any one of the three, plus a soup or salad, for $10.