Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Peter Luger Steakhouse
One of my favorite things to do in NY is to see a great show and eat amazing food. Well, I did eat amazing food, but the show was uh......okay, let's leave it at that. So, getting 50% correct isn't bad, right? I will leave you with a photo of Times Square busting at the seams just an hour before curtain. It's a sight that I will never tire of.
Fortunately, my total meat-fest at Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn more than made up for the show. This restaurant has been around since 1887, so it is a total food institution in the outer borough. You have to check your vegan diet at the door and indulge in the tender, juicy medium-rare Porterhouse steak.
Honestly, you don't need to read the menu. Let your waiter order for you, they know the menu better than anyone. Some of the items we indulged in that I forgot to take a photo of because I was too busy stuffing my face included: jumbo shrimp cocktail, creamed spinach, Beefsteak tomato and onion salad, schlag, and an apple turnover. I could have eaten a bowlful of the schlag AKA the Austrian word for "with whipped cream" all on my own. Finally, don't forget to top it all off with Peter Luger's famous horseradish sauce. (just not the dessert!) My mouth is watering just thinking about the meal....
Bacon, bacon, bacon was the complete topper to the Beefsteak and onion salad. It was heaven. Be sure to visit Peter Luger Steakhouse the next time you are in NY, don't forget to make a reservation, and bring cash, no credit cards accepted.