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Saturday Night Cheeseburger

Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger! Starring the Old Homestead Steakhouse and featuring the Ready for Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher! And now, please welcome our host, the Old Homestead Steakhouse!

Okay, as you see it's still light out and that's because we're headed out early. While bopping around the internet I found the following lunch special at The Old Homestead Steakhouse, check it out below.

All that for 22 bucks? It looks too good to be true, but it's only available from 1 PM to 4 PM, so today's Saturday Night Cheeseburger is actually happening in the afternoon. I went to the Old Homestead Steakhouse for the 365 bar crawl, I wonder if I'll see any familiar faces. It's only about five blocks away, so we'll see soon.

And here we are. The Old Homestead Steakhouse is a classic place, it's been on the block since 1868.

And check it out, "The Triumvirate of Beer Royalty," sounds good to me!

And so it's through the gold-leafed doors we go.

There's a small dining area overlooking the street in the front room as you enter.

And then there's the bar area, hey, I think I see a familiar face!

It's Robinson, the bartender who I met on my trip from the 365 bars dinner. He remembered me and said he had followed along on the bar trek. It was nice to catch up with him.

And Robert came up to say hello, he remembered me as well. This was a real reunion at the Old Homestead!

Looking up, I realized they had tin ceiling, I don't think I noticed that when I was here before. This is really a classic place.

Here's the long and somewhat narrow dining room. The fact that it's this crowded at three in the afternoon is a testament to how great the food and atmosphere is here.

Here's a shot of the other end of the highly polished wooden bar.

And as I return to my seat, the table is set. Saturday Night Cheeseburger is about to begin!

And here's the first course, a Caesar salad. Lots of grated cheese and crisp lettuce, a perfect starter.

And here's the main course, three mini burgers, with different toppings on assorted fresh rolls. They look fantastic!

Delicious and the roll is bakery fresh.

The Tater Tots are homemade and really crispy. I used them as a Palate cleanser between burgers.

Wow, that was a perfect meal. I'm full, but not stuffed and the burgers were top-notch. And the whole thing was just 22 bucks, best deal in the city.

Okay, one last look at the cow and we're off. Moo York, Moo York. See you tomorrow!

My Meal
I found the “Burger Diamonds” lunch special on the Old Homestead Steakhouse and it looked like a great deal for 22 bucks and it did not disappoint. What the special offers is three mini burgers: one made of Kobe beef, another chopped filet mignon and the last but not least chopped sirloin, they all have different toppings and you also get a Caeser salad and an order of Tater Tots, plus your choice of a beer or a glass of wine. So I ordered it an first up was the Caeser salad and it was crispy with fresh grated parmesan cheese and just the right amount of freshly made dressing. Then came the main course. The burgers were more like meatballs  and each one had its own unique taste and toppings. And the Tater Tots were really crispy and served as a good Palate cleanser between burgers.

The Old Homestead Steakhouse has been in this location for over a century and is a legendary and classic New York spot. In addition to 11 different cuts of steak, Old Homestead also offers: The Empire Cut of Prime Rib on the Bone; Colorado Rack of Lamb; Chilean Sea Bass and four styles of burgers. There’s also a raw bar and a large selection of appetizers including: Truffle Mac and Cheese; Crispy Kobe Bacon; Truffle Buttered Baked Potato and Oscar’s Buttermilk Onion Rings.

Cheeseburger Rating
Four Wimpy’s, great cheeseburgers and a great deal!

Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 Ninth Ave. (Near 15th St.)

Further Reading: Time Out New York, TV Food Maps and Shecky’s.

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Bonus Photo by Gene Rubbico!

The BBC were out in full force last night in Baltimore. Gene took this shot of Terry outside of the bar. I love that the sign just says, "Bar." Perfect! Great shot, Gene, thanks for sending it in!

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