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The trick to ordering a delectable meal is knowing how to order it. If you plan to enjoy steak the next time you dine out for lunch or dinner, understanding the difference between cooks of meat helps you get exactly what you want. Use this guide to order the kind of meat you want every time you go to a restaurant:
Rare is the ideal cook for true meat lovers. It is cooked at the highest temperature for the shortest time possible to create a piece of meat that is charred on the outside, brown around the edges, and really, really red in the center.
If you do not want to be as daring with your dinner, medium rare is the next best option. This piece is heated through the middle so it is mostly pink and only slightly red. The sides and the top are as brown and as charred as they are on a rare piece of steak. When you take a bite of a medium rare steak, it is tough on the outside but wonderfully soft in the center.
The interior color of a piece of medium steak is mostly brown with a very slight hint of pink. The top is charred so that it is darker than it would be on rare or medium rare steaks. When you take a bite of medium steak, it is firm.
If you order a steak that is well done, you should expect not to see any pink inside whatsoever. The outsides are as charred as they can be without being burned and the meat is firm and solid when you take a bite.
Come to San Jose’s Birk’s Restaurant to enjoy steak the way it is meant to be cooked. As one of the best steakhouses in the South Bay, we work hard to serve our guests exactly what they want. To learn more about our menu, visit our website or call (408) 512-3265.
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While you are downtown enjoying your favorite restaurant, spend some time exploring the plethora of fun and fabulous holiday events in Santa Clara. With a belly full of great food and the following events, it is easier than ever to get into the spirit of the season:
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Film and theater bigwig Duffy Hudson is putting on a one-man performance of this heartwarming Christmas story on December 2 at 6:30 PM in the Central Park Library Redwood Room. Duffy himself will play all 46 characters in the story without using costumes or props. This show is the perfect opportunity to get everyone in your family excited for the holidays.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Head over to Civic Center Drive and Lincoln Ave on December 6 to witness the City of Santa Clara celebrate its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The public is welcome to attend the event, which goes from 6:00-9:00 PM. If you plan to attend, please bring a can of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
An Evening with Santa
Santa Claus has scheduled an appearance on December 19 at the Community Recreation Center so the boys and girls of Santa Clara have a chance to get some one-on-one time with him before Christmas. There will also be craft tables, holiday stories, holiday songs, and an opportunity to take a photo with the Man himself. Register early so you and yoru kids have the opportunity to mingle with Santa before he has to get to work.
When you enjoy lunch or dinner at Birk’s Restaurant, it is easy to pop by one of these special holiday events. With a convenient downtown location and a reputation as one of the best steakhouse in the area, we help you get a delicious and satisfying meal whenever you want one. For more information, check out our website or call (408) 512-3265.
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The way steak is cooked changes the way it tastes. The three most common cooks, or rare, medium rare, and well done, range in taste and texture. Most beef experts agree that to enjoy a steak at its best and to get the most flavor in every bite you should order it in the spectrum of medium rare to medium. Check out this video for more tips.
At Birk’s Restaurant, we believe that our steak speaks for itself. As one of the top steakhouses in the San Jose area, we are always here to serve you the best lunch and dinner options. For more information, call (408) 512-3265.
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Santa Clara is home to many wonderful attractions. From steakhouses and other restaurants to museums and old homes, Santa Clara offers many great features for people of all ages. Make the most of your time in this city by enjoying some private dining here at Birk’s Restaurant before exploring some of these historic sites:
South Bay Historical Railroad Society
Take a closer look at the city’s historical railroads by planning a trip to the South Bay Historical Railroad Society. This society was established in 1985, combining education and preservation into one spot for community members and visitors. The South Bay Historical Railroad Society offers free admission, making it a must-see after lunch at a Santa Clara restaurant.
Agnews Historic Cemetery and Museum
It is easy to get into the fall spirit when you visit the Agnews Historic Cemetery and Museum. The cemetery started being used as a burial site sometime after 1906. While the cemetery provided burial service into the 1960s, today it serves as a historic and educational site. The museum is home to photos and artifacts from the Agnews State Hospital and Agnew Developmental Center.
Santa Clara Woman's Club Adobe
This service organization was established in 1904 to bring women from Santa Clara together to support and improve the community. The Santa Clara Woman’s Club is part of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs as well as the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Experience a true California State Landmark by visiting the club’s Adobe!
Harris-Lass House Museum
Get a good look at Santa Clara’s last farm site by visiting the famous Harris-Lass House Museum. You can take a tour of this historic house to get an idea of what farm living was like throughout the 1800s and 1900s. The Harris-Lass House Museum has been running as an educational site since 1991.
Make sure you fuel up before visiting these sites by enjoying lunch or dinner at Birk’s Restaurant. Give us a call at (408) 512-3265 to learn about our Santa Clara steakhouse and make reservations for dinner or lunch.