Does Stubrik's Make the Best Bananas Foster in OC?

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My birthday tradition with the cousins I grew up with and my best friend is to have dinner at Stubrik's, that classic Fullerton steakhouse that knows charred beef the way Nolan Ryan knows how to fling a baseball. I'm usually so stuffed after knifing through one of its slabs that I have no room for dessert, but I ate lighter this time around, choosing to go with some pasta dish topped by chicken. The chicken, roasted and juicy, was memorable; the pasta, though, was too buttery.

One of my cousins ordered bananas Foster, a dessert I've never really particularly cared for--not particularly sweet, not particularly memorable. But what came out--four scoops of vanilla, two standing on top of the other, surrounded by a lake of amber and golden bananas--made me go in for a spoonful.

Most versions of the dessert err on the side of brown sugar at the expense of the cinnamon and the rum, but Stubrik's didn't make this delicious mistake. This is a Foster of bite, of a sharp rum, sweet and smooth. The cinnamon fought its brown-sugar cousin to a tie; both clumped together under the rum and crystallized into concentrated niblets. The banana slices, meanwhile, were flambéed past the point of caramelization--how many different notes of dark sweetness is it so far? And the vanilla ice cream, while . . . well, vanilla, maintained its integrity despite the heat, leading to a dessert in which all of its angles remained true and not overwhelming one another.

That mound in the photo lasted two minutes--next year, I'm ordering one for myself. Pinche primos. . . .

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Stubrik's Steakhouse & Bar

118 E. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA

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arvinlexor
arvinlexor

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arvinlexor
arvinlexor

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arvinlexor

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arvinlexor
arvinlexor

Be sure to check all coupons for expiration dates, limitations and restrictions which may apply. Most coupons are limited to one per customer per purcahse and cannot be redeemed with any other offers.

Outback SteakHouse Coupons

arvinlexor
arvinlexor

The atmosphere at the Outback Steakhouse is relaxed and family friendly, but is also a good location for date night. Most Outbacks feature a separate bar area and larger areas for groups.

Outback SteakHouse Coupons

arvinlexor
arvinlexor

I have a quick question about Outback Steakhouse curbside takeaway. If i order an aussitizer online, do I just go to outback and pick it up? I also have a coupon for a free aussitizer. Could i use this?Outback SteakHouse Coupons

arvinlexor
arvinlexor

I have a quick question about Outback Steakhouse curbside takeaway. If i order an aussitizer online, do I just go to outback and pick it up? I also have a coupon for a free aussitizer. Could i use this?

Outback SteakHouse Coupons

arvinlexor
arvinlexor

I have a quick question about Outback Steakhouse curbside takeaway. If i order an aussitizer online, do I just go to outback and pick it up? I also have a coupon for a free aussitizer. Could i use this?

Outback SteakHouse Coupons

arvinlexor
arvinlexor

I have a quick question about Outback Steakhouse curbside takeaway. If i order an aussitizer online, do I just go to outback and pick it up? I also have a coupon for a free aussitizer. Could i use this?

Outback SteakHouse Coupons

arvinlexor
arvinlexor

I have a quick question about Outback Steakhouse curbside takeaway. If i order an aussitizer online, do I just go to outback and pick it up? I also have a coupon for a free aussitizer. Could i use this?

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Maggy
Maggy

If there is anything I remember about that night its the Bananas Foster! Twas verrrry good.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Eww....they shared a dish with your disgusting vavas?

Mr. Rosewater
Mr. Rosewater

Though I can't wax as poetically about it as you could, Gustavo, TAPS does a pretty righteous Bananas Foster, and their food's better. Plus, you know, brewery on site.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

I like the bar snacks at Stubrik's, but the steak is just this side of inedible to me. Haven't tried the bananas foster there, though.

Anne Marie Panoringan
Anne Marie Panoringan

I'm kind of partial to the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding at House of Big Fish. Two desserts married together is genius!

Plate Affair
Plate Affair

i absolutely love banana's foster, I'll have to try it out soon. I just started a food blog reviewing foods in orange county and I would love if you guys could check it out. This blog has been a mainstay of mine for awhile now and I'd love to have everyones feed back

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gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

El mexicano in me likes that they can burn those babies good...

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