So like most I've spent way too much $$ on rib-eyes, porterhouses, new works and other fancy steaks for grilling parties, and they were all delicious.
But the other day I bought chuck steaks (it looks like a slice of chuck but I suppose the butcher knows which piece to cut?) and grilled them to medium-rare. They were the absolute BEST steak I've ever had!!! The meat was juicy, flavorful and very tender (I was expecting it to be a bit tougher than a rib eye, but it was just as tender). There were bits of fat a little bit everywhere, rather than one big chunk in once place as in a rib-eye. That meant that I ate the fat, as each forkful had a little piece of it along with a larger piece of meat.
Now every time I go to the butcher section of that market I always hunt for the one or two chuck steaks that the butcher has prepared, completely at the bottom of the shelve, to the side, way behind all the crazy expensive fancy steaks.
Unfortunately the butcher charges more for those steaks than he does for a large piece of chuck - but it's still way less than any premium steak.