There are quite a few northern New Mexico restaurants that serve good steak, but for the very best you’ll have to go to the Bull Ring. For years, the Bull Ring, then located next to the state Capitol, was famous as the hangout of the state legislature and other New Mexico movers and shakers. Then, in 1995, it moved downtown near the plaza, but more importantly, owner Harry Georgeades decided to change the menu, which had been good but not a standout, to feature the best beef available. Today, the Bull Ring serves USDA prime beef, corn-fed and hand-cut daily. The large dining room is simply decorated—you can’t help but notice the large pieces of pottery—with nicely upholstered chairs and circular booths. You can also eat in the bar or, in warm weather, in the outside patio. Beef is the star here, of course, but you’ll find a good selection of other entrees as well. For lunch, our choice is the locally famous half-pound Bull Burger, served with hand-cut fries. Or you might prefer the blackened salmon salad, with the fresh salmon just lightly blackened, or possibly a BLT or fried chicken. For dinner, you’ll probably want beef, such as the 12-ounce filet, 14-ounce New York strip, or 16-ounce prime rib. Steaks are served sizzling in butter—you can specify extra butter or none. Other dinner options include a steak and lobster combo, grilled salmon filet, and lamb chops; and there is a prix-fix dinner served Sunday through Thursday. Portions are generous, and service is excellent. Monday through Friday from 3 to 6pm there are appetizer and beer and wine specials during happy hour, and the Bull Ring offers full liquor service.