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[Photo: Kathy Chan]

An unapologetically decadent lunch. Sturdy, warm, filling to the bone. Meet the Prime Rib Hash from Keen's Steakhouse. $16.50, in the pub room only. Equal parts prime rib and potatoes mixed into a hash and fried until the exterior, all of it, turns a deep golden brown. It is just seconds from reaching burnt, hitting your table extra crisp. A fried egg and a sprinkle of chives to finish.

Cut in with confidence—steam erupts, carrying the saliva-inducing scent of savory steak, potatoes, and just enough onions with it. Puncture the yolk and let it drip, soaking into every crevice. Ketchup is offered on the side, but a few shakes of pepper will suffice. This hash is best while the weather is cool, while you still crave the homey, meaty, hearty. Catch it before the summer heat hits.

Keens Steakhouse

72 West 36th Street, New York NY 10018 (map)
212-947-3636
keens.com

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