Surfin’ and Turfin’

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pier ‘n steer


beef ‘n reef

mar y tierra
vinylsurfandturfSurf and turf

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Surf and Turf Lost Dog style = Roast beef, crabmeat, and brie on a sandwich. I would call that boeuf and surf and turf.

Wikipedia sez
Its earliest-known published use is in a 1967 advertisement in the Buffalo, New York Yellow Pages, placed by a restaurant called Michael’s House of Steaks. Jane and Michael Stern claim that it was served under this name in the SkyCity restaurant (in Seattle’s Space Needle) at the 1962 World’s Fair. In the Sterns’ Encyclopedia of Bad Taste, Surf ‘n’ Turf epitomizes culinary kitsch: “the point…is to maximize hedonistic extravagance” by ordering the two most expensive things on the menu; that is, the menu is guided not by aesthetic concerns, but for the sake of vulgar display.

I pine to design a sandwich, a tiny surf n turf of a single sardine and an itty bitty lamb loin medallion.

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One response to “Surfin’ and Turfin’

  1. I am going to try and remember to refer to things as beef ‘n reef from now on!

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