At Alfred's, your steak comes with a drink token
A burger fit for a Buckaroo (photo: Lou Bustamante)
You get to wear a badge.
Most people know Alfred’s Steakhouse for its big cuts of meat, chandeliers and huge selection of whiskeys. But on Thursdays, the restaurant that opened in 1928--and has been in its current location since 1997--hosts the Buckaroo Luncheon Club. Proudly wearing your red membership badge offers benefits in liquid form.
Alfred’s lunch menu includes a $19 two-course meal featuring steak tips, but the allure of the charcoal-grilled burger ($14) is hard to resist. Loaded with bacon, cheese and fried onions, the beast easily weighs a pound. The badge provides you a wooden token with your meal.
The token is good for an on-the-rocks cocktail, beer or glass of house wine. If you have patience, you can save up eight for a bottle of Fritz Cabernet. A mere two upgrades your cocktail to a fancy one, and by “fancy” we mean “big.”
To cash in your token, belly up to the bar, where Will “The Colonel” Growney holds court.
Just don’t order a Lemon Drop from The Colonel. You’ll probably get a Scotch and soda instead--precisely what you should be drinking anyway.
Alfred's Steakhouse, 659 Merchant St. (at Montgomery); 415-781-7058 or alfredssteakhouse.com
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