Picking the right steak is very important. The T-Bone steak is one of the cornerstones of beef so it's a good choice. Tenderloin, strip and porterhouse steaks are more tender, T-bone falls in the middle, but don't worry, it's good.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture or the USDA grades beef and the highest quality if prime, that's what you want to go for. Choice is the next best and what is found usually in grocery stores. You might have to call around to find prime, but some good butcher shops and Whole Foods carries that quality of steak.

To get the tastiest cut of meat look for good marbling, which is tight, evenly spaced, flecks of fat in the meat. Remember, marbling in meat is like the flavor crystals.

When it comes to the actual cooking, I like to keep things simple: salt, pepper and a little olive oil spread on each side of the steak. I think the pure flavor of steak and charcoal is the best, especially if you've got yourself a great T-bone steak.