Friday, October 7, 2011
On Steak & Eggs
That image, not surprisingly, has always flashed into my mind every time I've seen steak and eggs on a restaurant's menu. And not just at Den- er, the restaurant at which he was working, but any restaurant.
However, last weekend Elizabeth and I went to Green Street Tavern for lunch. It was the first day of October and it was really hot. (It seems funny that less than a week ago it was so hot, as the last few days have been cool, with some rain.) We sat at our usual sidewalk table, in the shade of the big tree, and ordered glasses of iced tea. When I wrote about my lunch at GST last month, I mentioned that they had removed a few items from their lunch menu, including, unfortunately, the wild boar meatloaf sandwich, the best sandwich I had eaten all year. I was not surprised to see it also gone from the brunch menu.
There were three sandwiches on the menu, including their GST burger, but I had just made my own burger for dinner the night before. So I decided to order, for the first time in my life, steak and eggs. Why not? I felt comfortable that the cook would not be stomping on my steak before cooking it. I was given the choice of how I wanted my steak cooked (medium-rare) and how I wanted my eggs (scrambled).
The picture above is what I was presented with. It was, in my opinion, gorgeous in a rustic kind of way. The tortillas were folded up neatly, the steak, potatoes and eggs were crammed together in the center of the plate, cheese (I think feta) and cilantro were scattered on top, and the three containers sat off to the side: sour cream, pico de gallo, and a jalapeno jam.
Posted by JustinM at 11:00 AM