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....

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.

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