Beefy Love in Orlando and Beyond

We talked about starting a blog about our anniversary trips and dinners, but we never really got it going. We started this steak dinner and trip tradition after we got married (in jail - another story for another time).

Before we got married, Andy took me on a date to Charley's Steakhouse on International Drive in Orlando. As I recall, our waiter brought a trolley displaying the steak and other selections, and took the time to describe each of the various cuts available and the differences between them. He explained that they dry age the beef for something like 6 weeks, and also cut their steaks, daily, in-house. We ordered what was to become "the usual" for each of us - NY Strip for me, filet mignon for Andy.

The steak was melt-in-your-mouth fantastic. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. I thought, Andy "sure knows the way to a carnivore girl's heart!" Up to that point, it was the best steak I'd ever had.

We bought shoes and from the roof of our hotel saw a shuttle launch. I don't remember much else from the trip, but looking back, it gave rise to what would become our anniversary tradition.

Since then, there have been many more yummy steaks and fabulous trips. I'll be posting about all of them; I've managed to remember to take pictures of some of them. I hope there are many more steaks, anniversaries, and blog posts to come.