Build an All-Star Sandwich for the All-Star Game!

07/16/2013 at 01:30 PM ET

Citi Field Steak Sandwich
Courtesy Nick Solares

Just because you’re not at the All-Star game at New York’s Citi Field doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the delicious stadium food.

Pat LaFrieda Jr., the meat purveyor for some of New York City’s hotspots like Shake Shack and the Spotted Pig and Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, created Citi Field’s signature sandwich – a juicy filet mignon steak sandwich.

Try it in your kitchen and you’ll see why it’s such a home run.

Pat Lafrieda Original Filet Mignon Steak Sandwich
Makes 1 sandwich

3 2 oz. filet mignon medallions
Kosher salt
½ tsp. turbinado sugar
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 large sweet onion, chopped
½ tsp. balsamic vinegar
1 (6-inch) baguette, toasted and split
2 slices Monterey Jack cheese
1 tsp. store-bought au jus base, dissolved in ¾ cup hot water

1. Sprinkle meat with 1 tsp. salt and sugar. Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until caramelized, about 5 minutes. Stir in balsamic vinegar and season with salt to taste. Remove onions and wipe out pan. Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil to pan andheat over medium-high heat. Add meat and cook 1½ – 2 minutes per side.

2. Remove meat from pan and place on the bottom half of the baguette. Return onions to pan to reheat, and top with cheese. Once cheese is melted, use a spatula to remove onions and cheese, and place on top of meat. Spoon 2-3 tbsp. au jus on the inside of the top half of the baguette.

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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