Okay, vegetarians need not go any further. This week’s blog is all about meat. Mostly steak houses but it’ll venture off into other carnivorous food.
Peter Luger Steakhouse in Williamsburg Brooklyn has just been voted the number one steakhouse in the United States by an esteemed panel of judges. The place has been around since 1883 with only one change of ownership in 1950. What used to be a real backwater in Brooklyn is now an up and coming neighborhood. We remember when you didn’t want to walk around there but the restaurant stuck it through, it’s still there and bringing in hundreds of diners a week for their classic steaks (although they serve fish also now).
Roughly across the street from Luger is the butcher shop of Marlow & Daughters (their restaurant is Marlow & Sons). They’re not so classic as Luger and are an example of the hipster Williamsburg neighborhood. As an example, they sell local grass fed beef and pork and if you like their meat, you can get a hand bag made from the same animal you ate (or at least its relative). Quite a difference from the old-style Peter Luger.
We usually think of pies as sweet. Not so to Pie Face, an Australian invader that has landed in Midtown. The wildly popular store sells an assortment of savory pies, a novelty still in New York, and one of their most popular is…….you guessed it……..steak!
Just as Peter Luger is the quintessential New York steakhouse, we’re not the only ones who enjoy a good hunk of meat. In the Argentine, there are cowboys and cows and grasslands and in New York there’s the Gaucho Steak Company. A South American themed restaurant chefed by the popular Alex Garcia. so maybe we should have named this blog “Around the World in Steak”. From New York to Australia to Argentina, without leaving the city.
Richard Levine and Frances Roberts, of Levine Roberts Photography, are a husband and wife team of photographers covering politics, environmental issues, the economy, business, and social and cultural issues in the Big Apple. See more photos from their collection on Newscom.
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