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Always a challenge for the penny-pinching epicure, steak seldom fits the Underground Gourmet's budget. That's where Buenos Aires comes in, with its myriad cuts of Argentine-style grass-fed beef (procured, thanks to a ban on the genuine article, from Uruguay). While you won't mistake it for Kobe, you probably won't find a better inexpensive steak-frites (be sure to request your fries blitzed with garlic and parsley). And even if your harried waiter can't elaborate on the subtle differences between the various Malbecs, they're cheap enough for you to find out for yourself.