It’s About Time Man V. Food Picked A Fight With The Durgin Cut

August 21, 2017

The Travel Channel’s popular series will be taking on the sassy waitresses and the legendary 32 oz prime rib at Boston’s iconic Durgin-Park.          

By 
Elizabeth Motta

Faneuil Hall has changed a lot since founding 200+ years ago. Durgin-Park, located in its marketplace, has not. The restaurant is (almost) 100 years young, remains one of the oldest running establishments in the area, and continues to be a high-volume watering hole for locals and tourists.

They credit their sassy waitresses, unique dining experience (red and white checkered table cloths, long picnic tables, sawdust on the floors, and an open-style kitchen that treats guests to dinner and a show), and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” attitude for their reputation as one of Boston’s best.  

And thanks to The Travel Channel, The Food Network, Phantom Gourmet, Boston Magazine, and others, the entire nation knows about our beloved landmark.

Not to be forgotten is their classic New England fare that includes Boston baked beans, clam bake platters, corned beef and cabbage, and traditional clam chowder. Durgin-Park’s menu has never strayed from the Yankee-style cooking that generations have come to know and love.

You can expect to find stuffed Tom Turkey dinner on the menu all year, and homemade Indian pudding every day (an iconic dessert that Yankee Magazine praised for its sweet blend of molasses, brown sugar, and corn meal). Everything is homemade, ingredients are locally sourced, and the portions are more than generous.

Their menu also includes the “Durgin Cut,” an enourmous 32 oz bone-in prime rib beauty that's dry aged in a meat locker for a whole week before being rubbed down with garlic, black pepper, salt, black salt, and rosemary, and slow cooked it in the oven. 350 degrees for 2 to 3 hours is what it takes to achieve prime rib perfection. It really doesn't get any better than this.

And it’s about time that Man v. Food came to Boston for an epic battle with it.

The popular Travel Channel show, and new host Casey Webb, recently stormed into Durgin-Park to pick a fight with the 32 oz. roast prime rib. Who do you think won? We'll all have to keep an eye out for an air date to find out

Until then, we encourage you to get out and take on the challenge yourself. Especially if you've never been. It's a rite of passage in the world of Boston cuisine.

340 N. Market St., Boston, 617.227.2038, arkrestaurants.com/durgin_park

 

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