Pat LaFrieda Talks New Starr Burger in Philly, Superstorm Sandy and More

“I probably eat 10 pounds of raw beef each week.” Pat LaFrieda, Jr. tosses the words off surprisingly casually, explaining, “My guys will call me over to check quality and I’ll have them slice me off a piece and eat it right there.” It makes sense, if you run a chef-favorite butcher shop, which is exactly what LaFrieda does.

The “Magician of Meat” was in town recently to introduce a new blend for the burgers at six Philadelphia Stephen Starr restaurants