Hello! It's Vicky again. With another installment of another fantastic meal available up here in the beautiful SF Bay Area.. (Man I need to think of another tagline... That's getting old.)
As of the the writing of this post, I am finishing up my 2 week trip wandering around Taiwan. (Hopefully I'll be able to go through my 2000+ pictures of food and scrounge together a post in the future.) Right before I was to leave for my trip, Sam got us tickets and treated me out to the SF Taiko Festival. I in return, treated him out to Lark Creek Steak. Which is now my FAVORITE steakhouse. Ever. Even more so than Donavan's. I have to say though, Donavan's is still my favorite steakhouse in San Diego. (I have an extensive review on Yelp, so I won't go into great detail here.) But it has lost its place as my favorite steakhouse. The reason? Lark Creek serves Dry Aged Steaks. Yes. I will say it again. Dry. Aged. Steak. *puddle of drool.* Ever since purchasing the dry aged babies from Bristol Farms and grilling them up in my kitchen when I was living in La Jolla, I've become a steak addict. I question my servers at steakhouses like we're in Guantanamo Bay about their aging processes.
I was very happy to hear that Lark Creek served up a fantastic NY Strip that was dry aged in house around 30 days.
It was delicious... and nutty... and everything a hunk of meat needed to be. It was cooked to my perfect medium rare, without butter, spices, toppings, etc. It was just a piece of meat that was cooked the way it should be. (To this day, I still don't understand why Morton's and Ruth's Chris slathers their beef with butter... it may explain why the plate's like a gazillion degrees... so all that butter doesn't congeal!)
In any case, here is a pictur eof the lovely steak I had:
Ahh... Served with some nice organic mixed greens and a dollop of Cabernet butter (ON THE SIDE!)
Sam ordered a burger... Yes... A burger... Equally delicious... Probably one of the best burgers there are. It also came with a gourmet chocolate shake. Behold:
If you're in the Bay Area, come by Lark Creek and check it out... At least the dry-aged stuff is AMAZING!!
Lark Creek Steak
845 Market Street Emporium Rotunda Area
San Francisco, CA 94103
You can drool at their menus here: www.larkcreeksteak.com