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The Wedgwood Broiler excels at simple classics produced in simply classic fashion. That means that while your dinner salad will have Cheez-Its sprinkled on top

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Monday is Prime Time at the Wedgwood Broiler

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The Wedgwood Broiler excels at simple classics produced in simply classic fashion. That means that while your dinner salad will have Cheez-Its sprinkled on top of the salami slices, your burger will be ground in-house. It means that on weekends, when you're feeling fancy, you can order a prime rib like your grandmother would make for Christmas. In fact, is that her over there? It's hard to tell the little old ladies apart through the smoke. Wait, the smoking ban's been in place for years! It just seems like a place where smoke still hangs low. But that prime rib, while fabulous on Friday, hits its stride on Monday as a part of one of the city's finest french dip sandwiches.

The french dip they serve every day at the Broiler exemplifies the qualities I learned to look for while spending time researching french dips with the city's biggest fan of the dunked sandwich variety, @FrenchDipSEA. I've learned what goes wrong with bland jus, overly-thick bun, or too thinly-sliced meat. The Wedgwood Broiler commits none of those mistakes, delivering the right combination of heft in the bun to hold up to the jus without overpowering the meat. Then, on Mondays (or until the prime rib runs out) they step up the game, using the juicy roast.

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Prime rib is a once-a-year treat for most people, yet here at the Broiler, it's a weekly special. Those prized leftovers, without the over drying of regular roast beef, make the best sandwiches. Here at the restaurant, the hard work of cooking is left to the professionals, the prime rib itself is eaten with sorry sides of vegetables by the weekend warriors, and on Monday, they bring in the prime-timers. That's when those in the know come in for the prime rib dip.

Walking the line between diner and steakhouse, the Wedgwood shines where those two genres coincide: where good meat is important, but the dish would be equally at home served over a counter. So you can count on the french dip and that house-ground burger being top-notch. If you're ordering steakhouse cocktails, you can expect them strong and straightforward, much like the food. If it's a diner style milkshake you want, that's what you'll get. And gosh darn it, if you can't choose between dessert or drink, they've got a list of sugar-laden cocktail creations on each table that'll satisfy any sweet tooth.

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