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porterhouse

(formerly) a place in which porter, beer, etc., and sometimes chops and steaks, were served
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I threw all precaution to the winds, threw myself with fiercer zeal into the fight for socialism, laughed at the editors and publishers who warned me and who were the sources of my hundred porterhouses a day, and was brutally careless of whose feelings I hurt and of how savagely I hurt them.
His long affair with rib-eyes, sirloins, T-bones, porterhouses and Chateaubriand has manifested itself in Beef, his new venture in Kenilworth.
It derives from the 19th Century bar-cum-restaurants called porterhouses, where they sold beer (porter) as well as simple meals, such as steaks.