The 'Beefsteak' in New Jersey-NYT
- Phaedrus Jan 30, 2008 04:33 AM
Sounds like fun every once in a while. I can see people doing this as a social ritual. And a reason for gluttony.
“You’ve got the tender beef, butter, salt, French fries, beer — all your major food groups. "
What a great line! Sounds like a blast; maybe they finish it off by popping a few lipitors...
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Oh, that article made me HUNGRY. I'd definitely pick the place that uses butter. I just read the 1939 Joseph Mitchell article referenced in the story and thought it was terrific -- it's the first piece in "Secret Ingredients," the newish anthology of food writing from the New Yorker, a truly delightful book.
I sort of see why, with butter's propensity to burn, though I assume that even in a catering kitchen they would be able to find a slow burner to keep it just warm enough... Thomas Keller always has beurre monté going after all.
Granted, that is probably an unfair comparison for something closer to a pancake breakfast than French Laundry.