Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sparks: sTAKE 2

See what I did there in the title?

For SOTM, Date Night edition (2), we ventured back to Sparks in a back-to-back review. I have to say, the original review from last month holds, though people should be aware busy nights like Thurs-Sat there is a distinct lack of service and maybe a quality slip. Best steak in the city still.

Sparks
46th and 3rd
New York City
Prime sirloin [rare].

SP: 

A little cold in the center this time around, but still warrants 3 cows. Just a great fucking steak.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sparks: Reunited and it Feels so Good

SOTM is proud to bring in a new tradition. To celebrate the rich history of our club, we will honor its birth by returning to Sparks each January (being the month in 2010 when SOTM was founded), much like spawning salmon returning to the river where they were born (except without all the mating opportunities).

As such, January's formal steak night was held at Sparks. Attendance was low, but laughs were high, and the steak was....

Sparks
46th and 3rd
New York City
Prime sirloin [rare], don't bother with anything else, mainly because there are no other cuts.

SP:  hands down the best goddamn steak I have eaten in recent memory. I can still taste it on my lips, the char, the seasoning. My recent gripes with steak have related to underseasoning, where the salt never permeates to the center meat. Despite offering a slab of sirloin thicker than my arm, each bite throughout was wonderfully flavorful. When you hit a piece of rendered fat, everything becomes a blur, either from the pure ecstasy or the cardiac arrest.

I also have to praise the lack of pretense here, there was absolutely nothing on the plate except a big ass piece of steak. No sprig of thyme, no broiling plate, just steak as far as the eye can see.

I would link to our instagram here (@steakofthemonth) but cannot remember how to and our CTC (Chief Technology Cow) seems to be on sabbatical.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Annual Steak Resurrection - 6 Years of Reckless Eating

Well, it's January. That means 2 things:

1) Anniversary of SOTM (6 years!)
2) Time to update the blog

2015 was an eventful year, we had several babies show up for SOTM members, we go onto instagram, and of course, we ate more steak.

2016 is going to be a year of rejuvenation. Not only are we going to eat even MORE steak, we have made promises in blood to keep the SOTM blog and instagram up-to-date.

We welcome you to join our community and adventure, and promise, if you don't die from eating this much steak, it will be worth it.

Love,
Chief Cow Officer (CCO)

Without further ado, review of:

M. Wells Steakhouse
Long Island City
Porterhouse for 2 (med rare)



SP: A surprise for me. So used to the stuffy, posh steakhouses we've recently been favoring, M Wells was a delight. From the entrance I could not find in the dark streets of Long Island City, to the warm, homey interior, to the absolutely delicious porterhouse we were graced with, I walked away immensely content.

Very nice char, seasoning, and tenderness in the steak. The filet side was particularly impressive. The menu itself I think was made of bone marrow, and I could not tell if the Korean influence on the menu from the Korean sous chef is here to stay, but I would revisit to see what else I could stuff into my fucking face.

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