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Dan Kluger, named an F&W Best New Chef 2012 at ABC Kitchen in Manhattan, is opening his own restaurant in Greenwich Village in early fall. On the menu will be the simple, seasonal dishes for which he's known, including a paean to tomatoes and the quintessential grilled steak.

By Food & Wine
Updated May 24, 2017
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Grill Steak on its Side
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Sift almonds

Sift Almonds
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Before frying, pass the nuts through a mesh strainer to get rid of the "dust," which tends to burn.

Intensify tomatoes

Season Tomatoes
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Season your heirlooms, then let them sit; this draws out the liquid and amps up flavor.

Maximize herb flavor.

Maximize Herb Flavor
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Use a sharp knife to chop herbs for this butter or you'll lose aromatic oils.

Grill steak on its side.

Grill Steak on its Side
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This method helps render a lot of the fat in a thick-cut rib eye.

Go for the char.

Bone-In Rib Eye Steaks with Grilled Onion Jam
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Smear herbed butter on cooked steaks, then flash grill over high heat.