Location: 1114 Avenue of Americas
People: Effie and myself
Feelings: The trendy Meatpacking steakhouse, STK, recently launched a take out kiosk near Bryant Park, serving burgers, wraps, and salads. All items on the menu are under $14, and there are some interesting sides available like mac&cheese bites ($4) as well as STK's famous frozen treats, including a birthday cake shake ($6).
The lobster wrap with arugula and avocado surely sounded delicious, and the STK burger with truffle aioli would satisfy many a midtown worker's burger cravings. I normally despise watermelon, but the high quality of the tomato watermelon salad with feta cheese ($8) surprised my palate. The watermelon worked almost like spongy tofu, soaking up all the juicy, tasty flavor of the ginger dressing and feta. STK Out recently updated their menu, and unfortunately I don't see this delicious, perfect summer salad on their new menu. What a shame! This could have been the only way to get me to eat watermelon.
Effie was not too pleased with the toasted veggie wrap ($8), which seemed very dry. The iced tea ($2) was nothing spectacular, and we continued on our lunch outing at out favorite spot, Blue Bottle.
I felt that many items on the menu were a bit overpriced, but the new menu is all under $10. Perhaps I should overcome my sorrow over watermelon salad and try some other items now that they are slightly cheaper.