"I perfectly respect your preference — I generally prefer my steak unsliced, too. But, slicing the porterhouse is Luger’s "thing." Them not slicing it would kind of be like Pepe’s in New Haven replacing the white clams on their pie with tuna."
Well, it’s not like I asked them to substitute alligator meat. To me, not slicing my steak is a pretty easy accomodation to make for a paying customer. But more than that was the attitude. When I characterized their attitude as "take it or leave it", that was just about a quote. If I wasn’t there with a date I’d have left.