porterhouse

noun
por·​ter·​house | \ˈpȯr-tər-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of porterhouse 

1 : a house where malt liquor (such as porter) is sold

2 : a large steak cut from the thick end of the short loin to contain a T-shaped bone and a large piece of tenderloin — see beef illustration

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Steak entrees on the menu at other restaurants in the chain range from $18.99 for an 8-ounce center-cut top sirloin to $32.99 for a 22-ounce porterhouse. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Steakhouse chain Saltgrass opening near Disney," 8 June 2018 Or, go with a porterhouse and have the best of both worlds. 2. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Grilling tips from Longhorn Steakhouse," 29 June 2018 The restaurant has more than 10 types of steak on offer; the 50-day dry-aged bone-in New York strip steak being the oldest, and the 32-ounce, 40-day dry aged porterhouse for two being the most expensive. Jennifer M. Wood, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Miami," 4 Mar. 2018 The porterhouse, however, has a larger portion of the tenderloin than the T-bone. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "How to buy the perfect steak for Dad this Father's Day," 15 June 2018 Generations of visitors, hankering for an Old West experience, set foot in the dusty wooden establishment, known for its 2-pound porterhouse steaks and of neckties hanging from the ceiling. azcentral, "Iconic Arizona businesses that are closed," 4 Nov. 2014 Our bubble-blowing, music-pumping trucks fulfilled hundreds of thousands of orders, from porterhouse steaks to the latest Nintendo releases. Laura Mandaro, USA TODAY, "Amazon's Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime members top 100 million," 18 Apr. 2018 Carmelo's showstopper is probably the Bistecca Fioentina, a 40-ounce Prime dry-aged porterhouse perfectly grilled; served for two at $58 per person. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: New Carmelo’s is on its way to new greatness," 4 Apr. 2018 For entrees, expect mushroom risotto; whole, bone-in branzino piccata; veal porterhouse saltimbocca with Fontina polenta, prosciutto, and sage; and more. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "Grassona’s Italian: so old-school it’s new again," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of porterhouse

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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