Steakhouse BBQ:
City Lights American Grill


If you are a beef lover, why not throw a Steakhouse BBQ inspired by iconic steakhouse restaurants. And don't worry, there are more meat choices besides beef. Steakhouse restaurants usually have pork and chicken options, so your BBQ party should as well.


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How To Use “Flavor Profiles”
To Create The Perfect Cookout Or Barbecue

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.

For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.

For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.

Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.

Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.

Steakhouse BBQ Flavor Profile:
City Lights American Grill


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Want to have a steakhouse restaurant experience right in your backyard? Simply head to the City Lights American Grill flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to deliver a steakhouse dining experience right in your own home.

Flavor Profile: Classic American, Steakhouse, Chop House

Inspiration: If you are a steak-lover, nothing beats a trip to a great steakhouse worthy of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack (except maybe making your own steakhouse fare in your own backyard). The classic steakhouse has been around for a long time with good reason and shows a menu that does not have to contain exotic ingredients to be absolutely delicious.

Think perfectly seasoned and cooked steaks, chops and chicken served with side dishes that have stood the test of time.

My take: Seasoned and grilled steaks (of course) with or without flavored butters, as well as chops and chicken served with classic steakhouse sides.

Steakhouse BBQ Inspiration

Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Steakhouse BBQ party.

Let’s get in the mood by looking at a lot of great looking steak.



One of the best places on Earth for an authentic steakhouse experience is New York City. Here you can take a peek into some of New York City’s best steakhouses.



There are many other foods you can serve for your Steakhouse cookout, but as the name suggests, steak is the main focus. So, here is a video to both inspire you and teach you how to grill a great steak.



Mouth watering yet? Now let's look into creating a steakhouse BBQ menu.

Steakhouse BBQ Food Choices

We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)


Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak Pork: Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops & Pork Ribs (Baby Back Ribs and Spare Ribs) Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)


When you take your favorite cuts of beef, pork and chicken and add the flavors associated with steakhouse food… you can create a high class meal without ever leaving the house.

Steakhouse BBQ Menu Example

Let's look at just ONE steakhouse inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and the City Lights American Grill flavor profile.


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The main event...

Montreal-Style Seasoned & Grilled Hanger Steak topped with Bacon Blue Cheese Butter

Chop House Seasoning & Grilled Pork Chops served with Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions

Herb Garlic Seasoned & Grilled Chicken Thighs served with “Next Level” Table Sauce

And on the side, your choice of…

Potatoes Romanoff, Oven Carrot & Rice Pilaf and Creamed Parmesan Spinach


Just by using the recipes found in the City Lights American Grill flavor profile, you can create this steakhouse BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.

Steakhouse BBQ Recipes

Included in the City Lights American Grill flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect steakhouse BBQ party…

  • 7 steakhouse inspired spice mix recipes
  • 5 steakhouse inspired flavored butters
  • 3 steakhouse inspired brine and marinade recipes
  • 3 steakhouse inspired condiment recipes
  • 10 steakhouse inspired side dish recipes

Variety is the spice of life...

Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of steakhouse BBQ menus that rival your local steakhouse restaurant (and probably for a fraction of the cost).

Easiest Way To Plan A Steakhouse BBQ Party

Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.

This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect steakhouse BBQ party.


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We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.

Just follow the step-by-step plan for a steakhouse BBQ:

      1. Choose the City Lights American Grill flavor profile
      2. Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
      3. Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
      4. Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
      5. Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
      6. Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
      7. Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
      8. Print and fill in the Grocery List
      9. Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
      10. ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family


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