Great Uncle Peter's(Luger)=Carl Von Luger Steakhouse

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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 08:27:26 (permalink)
I wonder if that simple decor was done intentionally for some atmosphere mood I'm not getting? Fancy restaurant with high prices should provide a nicer decor,shouldn't it??!!
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 08:36:39 (permalink)
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I wonder if that simple decor was done intentionally for some atmosphere mood I'm not getting? Fancy restaurant with high prices should provide a nicer decor,shouldn't it??!!


Lee, Here's a pic of the interior of Peter Luger's in NYC. I think what they are saying is "It's all about the food".

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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 09:06:33 (permalink)
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My question to you about something on the appetizer list: A bacon slab with sauce? I want to know if people sit and eat a slab of bacon by itself for an appetizer, and what sort of sauce a slab of bacon would need. I'm openminded. It just kind of makes me feel queasy thinking about that for an appetizer.


Harriet - Let me assure you. I have ordered bacon as an appetizer only once in my life, but it was at Peter Luger. The photo is a little deceptive, as it is not so much a "hunk" of bacon as it is one very, thick-cut slice. It is ordered per slice - we had three people at our table and we ordered three slices of bacon. We also ordered the tomato and onion appetizer - which consisted of the most perfectly round - and again, thick-cut - slices of juicy red tomato and pure white onion. My friend, a Luger credit card holder, told me that the "thing to do" was to take a small piece of bacon, a triangle cut of the tomato and onion, and a little dab of the Luger sauce, and eat in one bite.

I am not sure who first came up with the idea to do that, but they should retroactively be awarded a Nobel Prize for Food.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 09:17:07 (permalink)
The bacon appetizer also became very popular with the Atkins diet--same way that restaurants started offering unsweetened whipped heavy cream for dessert. A fat with little/no carbs.

I've never been to a Peter Luger-style place but I know Charlie's Steakhouse also slices their steaks that are intended for more than one person.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 09:29:41 (permalink)
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The bacon appetizer also became very popular with the Atkins diet--same way that restaurants started offering unsweetened whipped heavy cream for dessert. A fat with little/no carbs.


A friend calls this the "meat, with a side of meat" diet.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 10:06:05 (permalink)
Seriously, I would lose weight just because I don't like meat that much. Not to say bacon with steak isn't delightful. I just need some . . . bread.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 10:17:29 (permalink)
You still might not lose much weight at Luger's. Their bread rolls are fantastic too.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 10:34:37 (permalink)
Ummm....yeah. About the bread....

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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 10:54:07 (permalink)
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The bacon appetizer also became very popular with the Atkins diet--same way that restaurants started offering unsweetened whipped heavy cream for dessert. A fat with little/no carbs.


A friend calls this the "meat, with a side of meat" diet.


Well...he is cutting back on the potato carbs!!!!
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 11:09:56 (permalink)
Oooooohhhh. Now that's some bread.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 11:48:44 (permalink)
Beautiful dinner . And , I'm sure that it is delicious ... But , sooo expensive !" />
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 17:06:00 (permalink)
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quote:
Originally posted by harriet1954

My question to you about something on the appetizer list: A bacon slab with sauce? I want to know if people sit and eat a slab of bacon by itself for an appetizer, and what sort of sauce a slab of bacon would need. I'm openminded. It just kind of makes me feel queasy thinking about that for an appetizer.


Harriet - Let me assure you. I have ordered bacon as an appetizer only once in my life, but it was at Peter Luger. The photo is a little deceptive, as it is not so much a "hunk" of bacon as it is one very, thick-cut slice. It is ordered per slice - we had three people at our table and we ordered three slices of bacon. We also ordered the tomato and onion appetizer - which consisted of the most perfectly round - and again, thick-cut - slices of juicy red tomato and pure white onion. My friend, a Luger credit card holder, told me that the "thing to do" was to take a small piece of bacon, a triangle cut of the tomato and onion, and a little dab of the Luger sauce, and eat in one bite.

I am not sure who first came up with the idea to do that, but they should retroactively be awarded a Nobel Prize for Food.


You know we aren't supposed to eat bacon!!! Seriously, though (and I don't keep kosher) (obviously), I couldn't appreciate it the way you did, because I don't eat tomato or onion! Yeah, I know. But I just don't. Look, I've got a deal for you. I'll try that bacon appetizer if you treat. Um, or if Joe treats. Or if anybody treats.

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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 19:22:50 (permalink)
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You know we aren't supposed to eat bacon!!! Seriously, though (and I don't keep kosher) (obviously), I couldn't appreciate it the way you did, because I don't eat tomato or onion! Yeah, I know. But I just don't. Look, I've got a deal for you. I'll try that bacon appetizer if you treat. Um, or if Joe treats. Or if anybody treats.

Sound of crickets chirping.



Harriet, when I next make it up to NYC to visit my brother, I will treat you to a bacon appetizer (and the rest of the meal) at one of those NY/NJ steakhouses. I've never had the bacon app either.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 22:14:12 (permalink)
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Harriet, when I make it up to NY in the not-too-distant-future to visit my brother, I will treat you to a bacon appetizer (and the rest of the meal) at one of those NY/NJ steakhouses.

I love this!!! Hey, praise the Lord, and pass the bacon !!!!
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/24 23:11:26 (permalink)
doggydaddy - I've never had bacon that thick..Is it tough? What do you buy a slab of bacon and just cut it or is it cured differently? Where do you buy it?
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 07:08:33 (permalink)
Jeez Harriet, I was just going to offer, but I wouldn't want to step on MiamiDon's toes.

What the heck! I'll spring for a hot dog at Charlie's Pool Room.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 08:04:44 (permalink)
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doggydaddy - I've never had bacon that thick..Is it tough? What do you buy a slab of bacon and just cut it or is it cured differently? Where do you buy it?



That is pork belly, which is the bone-in uncured cut from where bacon comes from. It is as tender as butter with a marbling that literally melts in your mouth. Think Kobe.... I treated this like bbq ribs and they were fine. In fact, I think that it lends itself to quick cooking, you could treat it like a pork chop. You will see this on menus in the future.
Pork belly can be found in many Asian and Latin markets. There are stir fry recipes with it. Recently I saw a large bone-in slab that kicked in my alarm as something with real potential. I think that I could create some kind of bacon/pork rib hybrid.
I'll close with a photo essay of a complete meal with mac & cheese, Mexican street corn and the belly with the addition of.....Peter Luger's Steakhouse Old Fashioned Sauce.
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29493&SearchTerms=pork+belly


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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 10:00:23 (permalink)
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Jeez Harriet, I was just going to offer, but I wouldn't want to step on MiamiDon's toes.
What the heck! I'll spring for a hot dog at Charlie's Pool Room.

(LOL), But I LOVE it!! Roadfooders networking so nice like this !!!

And considering I've personally met (and like!!) all 3 of you, it's even neater...
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 10:36:10 (permalink)
Well, Harriet, those guys are a lot nicer than I am. I was going to tell you that I would spring for the bacon, if you bought the steak!
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 10:47:55 (permalink)
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Originally posted by joerogo

Jeez Harriet, I was just going to offer, but I wouldn't want to step on MiamiDon's toes.
What the heck! I'll spring for a hot dog at Charlie's Pool Room.

(LOL), But I LOVE it!! Roadfooders networking so nice like this !!!

And considering I've personally met (and like!!) all 3 of you, it's even neater...




Well, maybe a "meat-up" is in order, Ellen, Harriet, Joe. With my thin Miami blood, though, I am going to probably stay down south until the spring. When Ellen wrote of the 42º weather in the NY Diner thread, I thought "Brrrrr!"
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 21:17:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MiamiDon

quote:
Originally posted by ellen4641

quote:
Originally posted by joerogo

Jeez Harriet, I was just going to offer, but I wouldn't want to step on MiamiDon's toes.
What the heck! I'll spring for a hot dog at Charlie's Pool Room.

(LOL), But I LOVE it!! Roadfooders networking so nice like this !!!

And considering I've personally met (and like!!) all 3 of you, it's even neater...




Well, maybe a "meat-up" is in order, Ellen, Harriet, Joe. With my thin Miami blood, though, I am going to probably stay down south until the spring. When Ellen wrote of the 42º weather in the NY Diner thread, I thought "Brrrrr!"


If you think 42 degrees is cold, then we better come and see you.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2008/11/25 21:21:38 (permalink)
We're supposed to have a heat wave for Thanksgiving, though...
sunny with a high of 48 !!!

p.s. It's not so bad out there tonight , either...just finished a 1/2 hour powerwalk outside... 36 degrees, BUT no wind!!

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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/11 09:59:10 (permalink)
Name and location change.
 
Great Uncle Peter's is now Cal Von Luger Steakhouse in beautiful Downtown Scranton.  I haven't been there yet, but I am hearing good reviews.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/14 20:59:44 (permalink)
we'll take the porterhouse for 4.
you know where & when to bring it.
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/15 01:06:47 (permalink)
Thanks for the update joerogo      
That bacon at Peter Lugers is the best bacon I have ever had! The steak was great also.
Yes I was one of the lucky ones who got in Luger’s without a reservation. But, not without some drama from the maître d’
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/15 01:33:01 (permalink)
Joe Rogo,
Looking at your first picture, I'm a little surprised by the lack of customers in the place. What was the date & time of your picture? Also, what was the tab for your meal?
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/15 01:38:42 (permalink)
The Travelin Man  My friend, a Luger credit card holder, told me that the "thing to do" was to take a small piece of bacon, a triangle cut of the tomato and onion, and a little dab of the Luger sauce, and eat in one bite.
I am not sure who first came up with the idea to do that, but they should retroactively be awarded a Nobel Prize for Food.

Is that what you call a BOT??
Bacon Onion & Tomato?

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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/15 07:16:47 (permalink)
sk bob

we'll take the porterhouse for 4.
you know where & when to bring it.

 
Yes Mr. President
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/15 07:20:13 (permalink)
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Joe Rogo,
Looking at your first picture, I'm a little surprised by the lack of customers in the place. What was the date & time of your picture? Also, what was the tab for your meal?

 
We closed the place that night.
 
Compared to other traditional steakhouses, this place isn't that expensive.  Salad, potato and vegetable are included, and served family style.  
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RE: Great Uncle Peter's(Luger) Steakhouse 2011/07/24 17:52:08 (permalink)
Went to Carl Von Luger Steakhouse on Friday.  The only way I can describe this place , A disgraceful Mad Grab For Cash.  Appetizers, salads and steaks were disgraceful.  Service....their waitstaff wouldn't cut it at Burger King.  And I'm dead serious!
 
Prices remained the same as the old location, but the steaks got smaller.  My medium rare steak came out medium well.  I told the waitress.....she said sorry.  Then the owners daughter had the nerve to offer me a $5 coupon for my next visit.  Told her to keep it, there won't be a next visit.
 
If I feel the need to get screwed at a steakhouse in NEPA, I will go to Ruth Chris.  Carl Von Luger can stuff his sorry's in a sack.
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