A Sandwich a Day: Open-Face 'Steak' Sandwich at Feast
In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.
Feast recently started offering lunch which, unlike their dinner offerings, does not revolve around nose to tail group meals but rather a simple chalk board menu of a la cart items such as a pizza, salad, and what was described a steak sandwich ($18).
Said sandwich turned out to be not steak per se, but braised oxtail in a rich gravy (which I suppose is in keeping with the restaurant's nose-to-tail ethos) served over a slice of bread with a battered and fried soft-poached egg. Not exactly steak and not exactly a sandwich—you need a knife and fork to eat this.
That said, it was pretty delicious. The tender oxtail had a hearty, profoundly beefy flavor, aided and abetted by the silken, rich gravy. The thick slice of nicely burnished bread held up well under the deluge of beef and lashings of gravy, but ultimately succumbed to the runny stream of egg yolk. The egg was an inspired addition to the dish, adding a creamy layer from the yolk and a some needed crunch from the fried exterior.
About the author: Nick Solares is a NYC-based food writer and photographer. He has published Beef Aficionado since 2007, with the stated purpose of exploring American exceptionalism through the consumption of hamburgers and steak. He has written over 350 restaurant reviews for Serious Eats since 2008 and served as the creative director for the award-winning iPad app Pat LaFrieda's Big App for Meat. You can follow him on Instagram (@nicksolares) and Twitter (@beefaficionado).