Broadside - Tyrolean Alps

66. Tyrolean Alps St. Louis, 1906. American Bankers Association Beefsteak..jpg

Creator

American Bankers Association

Title

Broadside - Tyrolean Alps

Date

October 19, 1906

Coverage

St. Louis

Description

The broadside captures the fun of a free-spirited dining fad that began in the mid-1890s. The special dinner called a “beefsteak” followed a simple format: The participants sat on boxes or barrels in the dimly lit basement of a restaurant, where they drank beer and ate—with their hands—thick slices of steak dipped in butter. Since knives and forks were not allowed, the diners wore butcher’s aprons or used large napkins to protect their clothes.