Monday, April 5, 2010

Meat Mecca

New York City plays host to a number of upper-echelon steak houses: Del Frisco's, Old Homestead, Craftsteak, Keens, Churrascaria Plataforma, Prime House, and Ruth's Chris -- just to name a few. Indeed, this carnivorous multitude encompasses a large number of fine establishments, each with varying degrees of food and service. The approach and execution differ from place to place, but there's one thing they all have in common, they aren't Peter Luger's.

Peter Luger, Inc.
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211

The Peter Luger Steak House is a culinary institution of epic proportions. Sure, I could go on and on about the peerless porterhouse cut, or the decadent triple-thick cut bacon strips, or the surly, straight out of 1926 waiters -- but you know all that already, so why bother? Instead, I'm just going to share some pictures and let you draw your own conclusions.

Let me just say this, it IS as good as the hype.

Mmmm, bacon.
Porterhouse for two.
Perfect medium.
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