DeBragga and Spitler is to Schaller & Weber as their Dry Aged Filet Mignon is to our Double Smoked Bacon. You might see them in the same meal, certainly, or in the hands of the same chef, but not, except on rare (exalted!) occasions, on the same plate. As it turns out, the two companies’ palates and histories share a lot, but of course they have their divergences as well.
Maybe it was the first day of the year making me nostalgic for bygone lunches, or maybe it was the bologna beckoning to me from inside my fridge.