Steak and Ale


The other day I was reading about that legendary wife swap that two Major League Baseball pitchers pulled off in the ‘70s, and they mentioned that one of the meetings where the two creepy, swingin’ couples worked out the deets was conducted at Steak and Ale. And that is perfect. It was a definitive ‘70s steakhouse, in the Sizzler or The Keg vein. Steak and Ale, like those other chains, is just the kind of place where you’d see two couples working out the arrangements of a wife swap at one table, and an old couple suffering through a sad, silent 35th anniversary dinner at another table.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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4 thoughts on “Steak and Ale

  1. There’s a sort of “hidden sleazy mystery” about places like this and “Prime & Wine” etc. that sometimes make me wish I wasn’t just a kidlette in the 70s….

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