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Old 09-30-2005, 06:00 PM   #1
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NORM: Yen for fine steak? Dish out top dollar (190 bucks for 10ounce steak)

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Granted, many of the jaw-dropping prices are the result of more Kobe beef being served. Take Shintaro, the Japanese eatery at Bellagio, where the 10-ounce Washugyu Kobe tenderloin is going for $190. Shintaro's 12-ounce sirloin commands $170.

Over at Bradley Ogden, the high-end restaurant at Caesars Palace, the 8-ounce Kobe steak goes for $175.

Also cracking the $100 barrier: Craftsteak at the MGM Grand, with a 10-ounce Kobe filet mignon price at $100. On the cusp: a 14-ounce Kobe ribeye for $98.

So much U.S. beef has topped the $50-a-steak mark that we couldn't count them. Among the highest: Michael's at the Barbary Coast offers a 20-ounce New York prime aged Black Angus sirloin for $75, and filet mignon for $68.

Yes, it's outrageous, agrees Russell Anzevino, assistant maitre d' at Michael's, "but it's got to do with the availability of prime beef. In the days of the $20 steak, prime beef was plentiful. Now one percent of beef is deemed prime now."

Prime beef, he said, "is deemed just like a vintage wine. It goes through an auction. It's very rare, almost like diamonds."
It better be a great tasting steak if it is going to cost 190 bucks to put it on my plate!!

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i better get half of the cow for that price lol
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Old 10-01-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
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We went out last night, and I had a beautiful Kobe beef flatiron steak for $35. Some of these places just get ridiculous, and charge because of the name, and that everyone knows in Japan it's so expensive.
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Old 10-13-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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I guess I'm lucky. My local grocer Corti Bros. regularly has USDA prime beef. A few weeks ago they had prime boneless ribeyes, absolutely gorgeous melt in your mouth, on sale for 13.99/lb. down from the regular 19.99/lb.
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