Daily Special: Uptown Steak Frites

Brunch is the new norm. It's here to stay and as popular as ever right now. Brunch is a time for socializing, laughter and of course great food. With all the amazing brunch options these days its always good to be amongst the classics of mimosa's, bloody mary's and menu staples. No one is going to turn down a classic brunch menu thats cooked and executed perfectly.

On a late Saturday or Sunday morning you want to indulge in something rich, something that's gonna be the icing on the cake to your amazing weekend. Uptown Steak Frites from Red Rooster fits these wants perfectly. With onion marmalade and truffle béarnaise sauce, the 10-o.z N.Y. Strip loin is the perfect definition of great food. The atmosphere of a lively brunch crowd, flowing cocktails, and recaps with friends from the night before, all tie into great food, uptown.

For more brunch favorites, try the popular Fried Yard Bird 

Eat like a President: Favorite Foods of our Commanders in Chief

With all the hubbub and rhetoric of the election, its easy to forget that Presidents are people too. And like all powerful people, they eat. In celebration of Barack Obama's continuation as P.O.T.U.S., we thought we'd share some Presidential favorites, those comfort foods past and present Commanders in Chief always reached for when the weight of the free world was on their shoulders.

John F. Kennedy: In line with his Boston roots, Kennedy was a huge fan of New England Classics. In quintessential Massachusetts style, his favorite meal included Clam Chowder, Corn Bread and Baked Beans.

Jimmy Carter: This Georgia boy was known to always enjoy southern favorites, like Corn Bread, Steak and everything to do with peanuts.

Ronald Reagan: If we had a licorice jelly bean recipe, we would post it and thus successfully explain the majority of Reagan's eating habits. But, alas, we do not, so these recipes for chocolate cake, chocolate cookies and fudge brownies, Reagan's second favorite food group, will have to do.

George Bush:  Hot sauce, hot sauce, hot sauce - he put it on everything, except green foods. (Bush was particularly averse to broccoli)

Bill Clinton: Besides his (in)famous proclivity for McDonald's, Clinton often asked the White House Chefs to make him Steak and Onion Rings to satisfy his salty cravings.

George W. Bush: Like father like son, Bush Jr. wasn't a big fan of vegetables, but he did bring a taste for beef tenderloin and all things Tex-Mex to the White House dinner table.

Barack Obama: According to Michelle, the President is a huge chili fan and always partakes in heaping piles of vegetables at dinner time. But his drive to eat healthy hasn't stopped him from indulging in a hamburger or two, all for the sake of diplomacy of course.

These Presidential favorites were found on Delish.com

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Marcus's Tip: How to Test Your Meat and Steak

Being lucky enough to have a decent sized patio attached to my apartment, I love to grill steaks whenever I can. While some home cooks like to rely on a meat thermometer to ensure they get their cut just right, I just use the best tool I have around--my hand. Check out the illustration above and the instructions below as a, well, handy guide to how to test your meat and steak. 

1. Push down on the surface of your steak with your finger. 2. With your other hand relaxed, push down on the fleshy parts to compare it to the doneness of your steak. For example: 3.  Want the steak rare? It should feel like the area between your thumb and forefinger. 4. Want the steak medium rare? It should feel like the fleshy part of your thumb. 5. Want the steak medium to medium well? It should feel like the firmer part between your thumb and palm. 6. Like it well done? It should be as firm as the outside of your thumb bone.