This is my first post as a non-law school student! It has no relevance for finding red meat awesomeness but I wanted to brag.
My most recent Kansas City steak night adventure was to an old Kansas City neighborhood bar and institution: Fric & Frac.
Fric & Frac has been around since 1976 dutifully serving the KU Med/39th street crowd beverages and food for 36 years. This is the only Tuesday steak night that I am aware of (right now) in the metro.
Fric & Frac is located at the corner of Genessee and 39th St in Kansas City Missouri. It is a wonderful bar that is famous for its cheese steaks and burgers. This is a great place to shoot pool, have a beer and some tasty food. If you haven't been to the 39th street corridor in a while you should it is loaded with great restaurants, bars, boutiques, cafe's and fun stores.
I was leaving work and had been eating tacos for days. I had one of my favorite taco places cater my graduation party on Cinco de Mayo, and had tons of left overs. Pastor tacos with pineapple are one of my favorite foods, but the thought of another taco was frightening.
The deal here is a 10 oz. Kansas City Strip Steak with a side and salad. I opted for the baked potato. Also available are fries or steamed veggies. Not being a fan of low carb diets, a classic baked potato with my steak sounded heavenly.
After we had some suds, my dining companion figured out what sounded good and we went on to order.
Onto the steak! This was a surprisingly excellent steak. It was obviously a choice cut of KC Strip steak and was lean yet well marbled. It had the perfect amount of fat topping the upper portion of the steak. You could tell it had been cooked on a flat electric skillet with butter on it. I prefer less buttery flavor, but the buttery flavor was not so dominate to overpowered the steak's natural flavor like you get in some dinners (looking at you Denny's).
The steak was also fresh never frozen and hand cut, not prepackaged, which gets high marks in my book. Frozen steak is an abomination against all that is good an holy in the world. As always I ordered the steak medium rare. This came out exactly how I believe medium rare ought to be. It was brown on the outside, pink most of the way through and slightly red in the middle.
This steak did not have any crust built up around the outside, they appeared to only cook the steak in butter. I personally like some cracked pepper and kosher salt on the outside. Overall the steak was excellent, especially when comparing to other steaks I've had at other steak nights.
I will only briefly address the baked potato. It tasted like a baked potato, classic steak side. Done.
The service here was great once they realized we were there. It is a seat yourself place so you need to catch the servers eye so they know you are there, found that one out the hard way. But the service was great, the server was quick with suggestions and offered bits of great information about the menu.
To sum it up this Kansas City steak night adventure:
- Restaurant: Fric & Frac
- Location: 1700 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
- Phone Number: (816) 753-6102
- Ambiance: Fun bar atmosphere
- Steak: Excellent
- Sides: Classics with no frills
- Service: Good
- Philly Cheese Steak with cream cheese - worth the heart attack