Founder of Grand Award—Winning Bern's Steak House Dies

Dana Nigro
Issue: November 15, 2002

Bernard "Bern" Laxer, founder of Bern's Steak House, which has held a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its wine list since 1981, died on Aug. 31 at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. Opened in 1956, Bern's Steak House eventually became a Tampa institution, renowned for dry-aged steaks, a distinctive approach to providing a top-quality dining experience and an extensive wine list.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 15, 2002.

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