Foot long streams of ticket paper full of lobster, steak, and sides printed ceaselessly as the large crew of servers, washers, cooks, and staff hived busily in the low-ceilinged basement level kitchen factory.
When some of those tickets blew out of order Cabrera said, "Turn off the air! Someone turn off the fuckin' air. Please! Shit's driving me up the fucking wall." Emotions run high when a $50,000 night is at stake.
When a server made the egregious error of ordering one of the few remaining of a particular special (the Tomahawak steak) to fire well before the rest of the items from the table Cabrera joked, "Can you send Alex the server over so I can beat him to death with the Tomahawk?"
Maintaining a consistent level of excellence and minimizing fuckups is important at any restaurant. Here too, where the likes of Kim Kardashian, Lebron James, Adam Sandler, Chris Brown, the Dolphins rookies, and "lots of CEO's" are the typical guests.
Here are a series of images you won't see in our official Behind The Line Slideshow of STK at The Gansevoort South.