in reply to How I like my steak:
My parents make a grilled steak marinated in the incongruous combination of soy sauce, red wine vinegar, lemon juice and, the kicker, Worcestershire sauce. Then grilled medium rare. Friggin' good, I tell ya.
Other favorite, also from my upbringing. Brisket cooked for a solid couple of hours in a pot with sauteed onions and tomatoes, some parsley and garlic for flavor, and a generous pour of red wine (water for the rest of the liquid required).