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The Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC Creates its Own Meat Dress

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No really. And it cost $100,000. And it's heavy. And it smells.

"When he came up to me with the idea," recalled general manager Luis Acosta, "I told him, 'You're going gaga.'"

His team went to the cutting board and cooked up the result: a vestment made of porterhouse, leggings from rib eye and kobe beef boots, all USDA prime. "It smells so good," said Mery Lopez, 26, a waitress-turned-model who bravely posed yesterday with the edible attire. "It's heavy, but not that much."

The kitchen crew stitched it all together using butcher's twine and accessorized the look with a necklace of marrow bones topped with a 32-ounce rib eye chapeau. "It's a learning process and I think we're doing a pretty good job," said executive chef Oscar Martinez. "I'm not Oscar de la Renta when it comes to design."

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