Texas may be cattle country, but that doesn't mean Texan get the best per-pound buy on T-bone steak. For a good deal on T-bone steak at the supermarket, go to Provo or Orem. (But when dining out, don't inquire about a "steakhouse." Ask for a steak restaurant.)

Per-pound cost of T-bone steakDallas $5.56 Los Angeles 3.97

Philadelphia 5.07 Salt Lake 3.77

Phoenix 4.43 Provo/Orem 3.48

Denver 4.43 U.S. Average 5.07

Source: American Chamber of Commerce researchers association comparison of 295 U.S. cities, 1990.