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Luger's porterhouse for 2 for 1

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hello all. I intend to go to PL some time next week at lunch time, but will be on my own. Is it realistic to order the famous porterhouse for 2 on my own? Price not an issue. Have you ever seen someone do this? Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. I would assume there would be no problem--many people leave with leftovers. And, you're right to do so, the cut of meat is different and better.

    1. Since Luger's is in Brooklyn you would probably get a larger response on the outer boroughs board.

      1. Think doggy bag. Definitely a one of a kind steak, and the real reason for trekking to Luger's.

        1. Please continue this on the Outer Boroughs board. We try really hard to keep the Manhattan board devoted to Manhattan chow, only. Luger's is in Brooklyn, which is an "outer borough". Thanks.

          1. I've done it a couple times before. Not too hard, but I can eat a pretty good amount. I also had all the fixins with it. It's not as big as it looks. Don't be intimidated and hang in there. Hope this helps.

            1. What train line goes by Lugers?

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              1. re: evgt

                J,M,Z to Marcy Avenue. About one stop out of Manhattan - I don't know why people think they have to drive.

                1. re: Wilfrid

                  Some of us Brooklyn types own cars.

                  1. re: Bob Martinez

                    What's a 'Brooklyn type'?

                    1. re: upperw

                      i think he means people who live in brooklyn. everybody in brooklyn says "type" all the time i dk why.

                      1. re: mrnyc
                        Bob Martinez

                        Yes MrNYC, you are correct as usual, although the "everybody" part may be a bit of a stretch. Car ownership is more common outside of Manhattan since public transport isn't as convenient and cabs aren't as widely available. Add to that the relative ease of street parking and you wind up with a higher percentage of drivers.

                  2. re: Wilfrid

                    FYI J/M/Z does not stop Manhattan-bound for the time being. So you'll have to stoll up to Hewes street to catch the train back (or take a cab--if you can afford a steak at Luger's, you can afford a cab!).

                    1. re: Wilfrid

                      Luger's is just across the Williamsburg Bridge from Delancey. toward's the right. I suggest that you just cab it. It's located in a not so pretty part of Brooklyn.

                  3. No problem for a serious meat eater. A steak for two weighs slightly under 2 1/2 pounds prior to cooking, part of which is bone.

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                    1. re: zorbo

                      I always thought the porterhouse for 2 was 48 ounces before cooking. I will admit though it doesn't look that large when it comes to the table. A true meat eater can polish off most if not all of it for sure....

                      1. re: steakrules85

                        36-38 oz raw, according to the Luger web site, if what they sell by mail is what they serve.

                    2. Is it a problem? Do you mean like a moral problem? Starving kids in India kind of thing? I never understood why people shy away from too much food, because you just stop when you feel like it. I say just enjoy and get a take home bag. They are used to it!