Despite the trend of eating light and curbing red meat consumption, America’s carnivorous side remains alive and well. Across the country night after night, steakhouse parking lots are jammed-packed as patrons crowd into shrines of beef. The Miami area is no exception. Whether classic clubby, masculine affairs with dark woodwork and subdued lighting or casual, family-friendly eateries with high chairs and booster seats, you’ll find no vegetarian meals here. Just plenty of prime steak supplemented by lamb chops, veal, chicken, lobsters, fish and a variety of other “meaty” dishes. A local favorite is Prime One Twelve, an elegant chophouse viewed by many as the best restaurant of its kind in South Floridacertainly the priciest. It serves up sizzling dry-aged steaks in a contemporary atmosphere with celebrity cachet (due to its frequent high-profile diners). Given its popularity, reservations are suggested (even with one, there may be a wait). 112 Ocean Drive, South Beach; 305-532-8112.