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A ‘Meat Speakeasy Exists, and We Need to Know the Password
Bobby Malmberg/Holy Ground

Holy Ground isn’t just any ol’ speakeasy selling pricey craft cocktails in a dimly lit, banquette-filled bar. Its underground specialty isn’t booze, but rather: meats.

The new steakhouse from NYC BBQ-scene heavyweight Franco V., called Holy Ground, has all the allure of the golden age and prohibition era: a candle-filled basement, dark mahogany paneling, buttery smooth red leather booths. But it specializes in beef ribs torched tableside, pork shoulder and brisket, plus the classic cocktails you’d expect from an NYC steakhouse along with more modern alcoholic creations.

And it’s not just a touristy gimmick for getting people in the door (and catching meat sweats). The Tribeca location was once owned by Trinity Church back in the 1700s and was considered literal holy ground.

Now, it’s just a place for secret meat-ings. (We had to.)

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