In 1887, a German immigrant named Peter Luger with his nephew Carl launched “Carl Luger’s Café, Billiards and Bowling Alley”. After Carl died, Peter renamed the place “Peter Luger Steak House”, a brand now widely recognized. Following his death in 1941, his son Frederick took over the restaurant. But the business was sluggish and Frederick eventually had to put it up for auction. Sol Forman, a producer of cutlery who had the manufacturing facility near the restaurant, won the bid. Sol was an avid fan of steaks and known to enjoy steaks almost every day. After Sol passed at 98 in 2001, his two daughters Amy Rubenstein and Marylin Speira took charge of the restaurant. Today, his descendants continues to run it to this day.