surf and turf


Definition of surf and turf

: seafood and steak served as a single course

Examples of surf and turf in a Sentence

We both ordered the surf and turf.

Recent Examples on the Web

Whereas most toppings for pho and bun bo Hue are simmered in their broths, hu tieu toppings typically combine surf and turf elements that may be separately boiled, sautéed, roasted and/or fried. Andrea Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, "Hu tieu lowdown: The Chinese-Vietnamese-Cambodian noodles you need to know better," 4 Sep. 2019 The move garnered attention from Phoenix residents who had dined at the chain’s locations throughout Mexico and who could now get their fix of the restaurant’s surf and turf combinations in their city. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "This popular Mexican seafood chain opened its first U.S. location in Phoenix. Here's what to expect," 8 Aug. 2019 Third Coast Provisions, which focuses on products from the Great Lakes regions with an emphasis on seafood, has surf and turf, lobster pot pie, lobster rolls, lobster potholes (with lump crab, garlic, and herb butter), and lobster mac and cheese. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lobster Fest indulges shellfish lovers for 3 days, while local restaurants feed the craving all year," 7 Aug. 2019 The Oceanaire Seafood Room is offering a surf and turf special for $75, which gets a 10 oz. Christina Tkacik,, "Father's Day dining specials in the Baltimore area," 12 June 2019 The menu nodded to American classics: The burrata and heirloom tomato salad was followed by surf and turf options and then chocolate truffles, warm chocolate chip cookies, and wedding cake. Vogue, "California Dreamers: Hayley Bloomingdale’s Stylish Santa Barbara Wedding," 26 Nov. 2018 Enjoy sushi and spirits at Stevenson's, or surf and turf at Tidepools, which was built to resemble huts floating in a lagoon. 24. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Go for surf and turf at one of the ship's most upscale options, Wake, while looking over, well, the ship's wake. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "We Can't Handle How Good the Food Will Be on Virgin Voyages," 7 Nov. 2018 The special surf and turf meal ($22.99) includes a 12-ounce rib eye steak topped with a mushroom sauce, three coconut shrimp with mango sauce and choice of sides. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Father's Day 2018: Food and drink deals around Phoenix will help you say thanks to Dad," 11 June 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of surf and turf

chiefly US : seafood and steak served together as a meal at a restaurant

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