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Old 08-22-2008, 11:52 PM   #11
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What, only 149.50 and a mere 30 dollar tip?

Heck, I'll make you a peanut butter sandwich and sharpen your gyuto and charge you more than that.
I think 20% is a pretty decent tip.

I sense you are joking, as I have read your other posts, but without any indication, I'm not sure.

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:54 PM   #12
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Those photos are very nice!

I've been to Gaucho's Village here in nearby Glendale a couple of times. I try not to load up at the salad bar so you have plenty of room to sample all of their meat offerings. The two times we've been there were on Sat nights so they had live Bosa Nova music and later on in the evening, Samba dancers. Pricey, but reasonable for what you get.
The entertainment sounds great!

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Old 08-23-2008, 12:45 AM   #13
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Hey, I recognize those horse statues - they're in front of all the PF Changs :)

There's a Brazilian place we've gone to at the Mirage in Vegas. Theirs is really tasty too, and rather than a paper disc, you get a thing that looks similar to a big wooden pepper mill with the red and green sides.
I love the idea of it, especially since we could take tastes of different meats and then go back for the ones we liked the best.
Glad you had such a great time!
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:53 AM   #14
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Barbara, as Buzz can verify (he saw the actual knife), I once had a chef that either threw a temper tantrum or was just incredibly careless and slammed a fairly decent nine-inch Damask gyuto into a concrete floor.

(He claimed he liked the knife, used it for two weeks, but then returned it damaged.)

This was a very nice folded-and-welded Japanese piece, easily of 33 layers or more.

As I told Buzz, it took me three days to repair the knife. Yes, I did work very slowly, but sometimes I had to stop out of frustration. The worst part was the damage to the tip on the heel. This was done in a combination Edge-Pro/freehand repair that would test anyone's patience.

Oh, and I have a mercurial temper for guys like this.

In the end, the repair went quite well, the edge of the knife was toasty sharp, and a good personal friend of mine bought the knife--and I recovered +75% of my money. Lesson learned.

However, to seriously answer your question, yes, that was easily a +200 dollar repair, plus portal-to-portal, plus 5.5% Wisconsin tax, and a really nice tip.

Total bill, 325.00 dollars.

Edit. BTW, Barbara, due to this incident and others, I no longer sharpen for that chef or his restaurant.
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Old 08-23-2008, 12:58 AM   #15
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Hey, I recognize those horse statues - they're in front of all the PF Changs :)...
Ah! There was a PF Changs next door, but the way the horses are, one is in front of PF Changs and one is in front of Texas de Brazil (there is a mall entrance between the horses), so I thought they were just part of the mall. Thanks for that interesting information!

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Old 08-23-2008, 12:59 AM   #16
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Wow Barbara that looks like a beautiful place. I'm sure the food was amazing. You did some great PR for them! They should pay you!
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Old 08-23-2008, 01:08 AM   #17
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Wow Barbara that looks like a beautiful place. I'm sure the food was amazing. You did some great PR for them! They should pay you!
Yes they should!!!

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:56 AM   #18
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I would have had major indigestion after I received the bill...lol
Beautiful pictures. I am glad you enjoyed.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:18 AM   #19
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you will remember this trip the rest of your lives. thanks for the pictures, at least i can dream. lol it looks like a blast.babe
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:15 AM   #20
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Babetoo, if you want a meal that is really comparable, but much less costly, go up to the Valley View Casino (in or around Valley Center). Their buffet is really beautiful and delicious. If you sign up for their player's card (even if you don't want to play any of the games) you get it free the first time, and if you don't want to get the player's card, the buffet is $20. It has so many wonderful foods (I thought of it when I saw all the foods on this salad bar--the casino buffet actually has more). They have steaks, crab, salad fixings galore, sushi, stuffed avocadoes, all kinds of breads, luscious desserts, you name it! The only thing you won't have is guys walking around with skewers of meat, but you will get a fantastic meal!

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