54: Short Ribs at J&G Steakhouse

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Number 54: Short ribs at J&G Steakhouse

The first time I tasted the short ribs at J&G Steakhouse, the notion of "meat candy" got stuck in my head, and I can't think of a better way to describe them.

Braised in red wine until they're impossibly moist and tender (as in, you hardly need to chew), the ribs have an intense, smoky, seductive flavor that I could get lost in. They're not sweet, of course, just rich. When I think about a good piece of chocolate that slowly melts on my tongue, that's the same way I savored these ribs.

Sure, you can get a killer steak at J&G, but if you're open to something more than a sizzling slab 'o beef, the short ribs are a stellar pick.

 

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95: Egg White Omelette at Fez
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Location Info

J&G Steakhouse

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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