The Real Money Is in the Sides

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Mmmm ... Photo: Melissa Hom

"Maybe the broadening of the appeal of the steak dinner away from the exclusive province of sawdust and testosterone has enabled the purveyors of steak dinners to seek a more attractive profit margin. Or maybe this is a trend in restaurants in general. Or in life. But yes, your steak dinner costs more than your parents’ at your age, and more again than for your grandparents before them." —That porterhouse really does cost a lot more than it used to. Those mob ties probably aren’t helping matters. [Awl]