Open daily 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
79 Old Spanish Trail Tecopa
Years in business: 25
Background: “I have been a chef for 10-15 years. I have worked in Las Vegas casinos, the Caribbean and Nantucket. I was stagnant in Las Vegas and I came to Tecopa looking to do my own thing. I opened up a pizza place where there is now a McNeal’s Barbecue. I had to close that place and that wasn’t for lack of business. It was just I couldn’t negotiate the terms I wanted. Besides, I wanted to do more of a fine dining thing, and so I opened Steaks &Beer.”
Personal: “In my spare time I like to sit in the hot springs out here in Tecopa out at a place called the Second Wind, which is a little-known secret out here.”
First job: “My first job was working in a Chinese restaurant. I actually learned how to cook Chinese food then.”
Business Climate: “There isn’t that many places to eat out here in Tecopa. I have about 20 seats outside and a small space inside. In the summertime we close because it gets too hot. The steaks speak for themselves.”
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