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Peter Luger Steak Prices Going Up and More News

Peter Luger Steak Prices Going Up and More News

In today's Media Mix, Japan finally gets Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, plus marriage may improve a woman's health

Arthur Bovino

The Daily Meal brings you the biggest news from the food world.

Drought Affecting Peter Luger Steak: Apparently because of the drought, quality steaks may become even more out of our budget. Darn. We were really scrimping to save for a celebratory Peter Luger meal. [Bloomberg]

USDA Shuts Down California Slaughterhouse: After a video showed cows who couldn't stand up being prepared for slaughter, the USDA shut down Central Valley Meat Co. in Hanford, Calif., to make sure the cows were not sick and slaughtered for consumption. [AP]

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Go Abroad: Japanese consumers are finally getting their hands on the addictive, peanut butter-y treat. [Reuters]

Marriage May Decrease Heart Risk for Women: Researchers found that married women tended to have less risk for heart diseases, while men who married younger were more likely to have signs of chronic inflammation later in life. [LiveScience]

Singles Nights Are Back on Trend: More bars are apparently hosting singles nights, an old-and-now-new-again way to meet people around the city. [NY Times]


Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019

Self-Satisfied New Yorkers Swear They Hated Peter Luger All Along

Reactions to NYT dining critic Pete Wells’ zero-star roast of landmark steakhouse Peter Luger are rolling in: Disbelief. Confusion. But also: Agreement. In fact, many New York dining fans — who have, until now, apparently swallowed their concerns about Luger — can finally speak their truth.

Problems at New York’s foremost steakhouse, Wells writes in his review, start with service: “The Department of Motor Vehicles is a block party compared with the line at Peter Luger.” But they also include uneven food — like a literally unevenly cooked burger — at steep prices.

Eater Critics Debate: Is Peter Luger Still Good?

Reactions to Wells’ zingers — he looks forward to the restaurant’s German potatoes the way he look forward “to finding a new, irregularly shaped mole” — were spicy themselves. While there was some defense of the restaurant, suddenly, lots of opinionated diners were eager to tell the world they, too, had noticed the emperor wasn’t fully clothed. Most responses fell into a few camps.

“Peter Luger is, in fact good”

My other opinion today is that Peter Luger is Good. I have been a bunch of times in the past few years and it is always sort of a debacle and always costs too much but it’s great for reasons I can’t totally explain, much like New York City itself

— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) October 29, 2019

I've seen plenty of questionable, ridiculous stories and pieces in @nytimes over the years, to the point where I can't even look at it now, but I have NEVER once had a bad meal or a bad experience at Peter Luger.

— Ryan (@ryanfield) October 29, 2019

“Never-Lugers,” who say they totally questioned it the whole time

Seems my contrarian Peter Luger Is Bad view is no longer contrarian. While all the complaints in this review are correct, @pete_wells fails to note also that the restaurant is lit far too brightly, like a hospital. https://t.co/sSJvzynmVI

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

Peter Luger Steak House has always been bad. I'm glad we're all finally admitting it now. https://t.co/pQgoPzcByo

— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 29, 2019

The Times' review of Peter Luger is more than fair. My last two visits were just bad.

— Robert Armstrong (@rbrtrmstrng) October 29, 2019

I regret to inform everyone that most steakhouses are so overrated. They are only worth it, in my opinion, if their service is extraordinary. Otherwise go to costco for a cheap usda prime and call it an evening. https://t.co/sL4izXFiFx

— Tom Carroll (@TRCsnow) October 29, 2019

the peter luger server bringing me the check for my burger, fries, and wedge salad pic.twitter.com/fNuaqmxI7Z

— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) October 29, 2019

This is a fucking devastating review. Holy shit. @pete_wells has a beautiful and crushing way with words, and I’m a little heartbroken. But this speaks to me. because the hard truth is that he’s absolutely right. #irregularlyshapedmole https://t.co/9nmKeSJxID

— A s t o r i a | H a i • B O O ! (@AstoriaHaiku) October 29, 2019

After having dined there in the late 70’s and 80’s when its reputation was deserved, went back after years away in 2016 and we were very disappointed with food and service exactly as described in NYT review. Appears they can live on rep for a l o n g time and $$$ too

— Charles C Andrews (@CharlesC1976) October 29, 2019

Those just in it for the drama

pete wells just did the same thing to peter luger that jay-z did to the x5.

— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 29, 2019

And absurdists who aren’t afraid to say “okay, I’ll bite, what’s a Peter Luger?”

I see Peter Luger is trending. I hope nothing happened to him.

— Adam “Spooky Boi” Cozens (@AdamCozens27) October 29, 2019


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