por·​ter·​house | \ ˈpȯr-tər-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce porterhouse (audio) \

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

Examples of porterhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Celebrate Dad with one of Outback's juices bone-in cuts including, short ribs, ribeye, pork porterhouse. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Father's Day is different this year. Here are 15+ restaurants offering specials for dad," 15 June 2020 Post your porterhouse photo with the tags #cookthecover, #saveurgrilling, and @saveurmag before Sunday, June 30, 2013. Saveur, "Cook the Cover Contest: The Grilling Issue," 6 June 2013 And then there’s the beef: Prime filet mignon, New York strip, dry-aged bone-in New York strip, and 21-day dry-aged bone-in ribeye; Angus filet mignon, hanger steak, porterhouse and prime rib; and wagyu filet mignon, ribeye and New York strip. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Guard and Grace steakhouse ready to impress Houston," 18 Nov. 2019 Some of the signature dishes on the menu include a tomahawk ribeye, porterhouse and a 30-day dry-aged ribeye. Narda Pérez, Dallas News, "New modern steakhouse Wicked Butcher is now open in Fort Worth’s Sinclair hotel," 31 Jan. 2020 With a $89 porterhouse and $75 surf-and-turf dish on the menu, its HRW roster is a three-course, $45 per-person dinner menu and 2-course, $20 per person lunch list. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Where to go for Houston Restaurant Weeks in The Woodlands," 1 Aug. 2019 Specialties like tomahawk steaks are on hand, and special orders for porterhouse, bison tenderloin, long-bone veal for osso buco, and others can be filled in 24 hours or a couple of days at most. Dallas News, "New butcher The Meat Board has become Fort Worth’s hottest lunch spot," 29 Jan. 2020 The kitchen serves a variety of cuts of steak including a ribeye, New York strip, filet, prime rib, sirloin, flat iron, T-bone and porterhouse. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "LongHorn Steakhouse opening in Avon in September," 30 Aug. 2019 Will the cuts one day be the same as current-day porterhouse steaks and chicken breasts? Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Mysticism in the laboratory—the making of high-tech kosher and halal meat," 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of porterhouse

1730, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Porterhouse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porterhouse. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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