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Old 01-25-2013, 12:05 AM   #48726
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:06 AM   #48727
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oh sorry, apparently it's old news

http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2012...-year?page=0,1

i blame a friend for coming to me acting like it was new news

and i guess myself for not reading our monthly newsletter
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #48728
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:07 AM   #48729
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Buffalo is pretty excellent in all forms imo. Leaner and the meat is tastier than comparable beef (ofc, if you like a decent amount of fat in your meat, beef will be your preference).

Had kangaroo in Australia. It was a little gamey, but in an intriguing, tangy way.
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Kangaroo a sleeper pick, wood pigeon also surprisingly elite
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I've actually eaten kangaroo. It was heavily tenderized and seasoned though, so I don't know if I got the full experience, you actually think it's good?
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I ate kangaroo twice, once in a restaurant (loin something (?) herb crusted and done rare), and once when it was wild caught and BBQed. I enjoyed both. Cooked rare it wasnt too tough.

I only had the pigeon breast, again cooked relatively rare. The rest of the meat ended in a pate/terrine, that i was unfortunately not present to sample.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:08 AM   #48730
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:09 AM   #48731
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:18 AM   #48732
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:33 AM   #48733
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I'm gonna do my list a little different, rather than specific types I'm gonna do my favorite meals, death row style

1. Fried Seafood Platter - Tale of the Whale, OBX
- Scallops, Shrimp, Oysters, Cod, Crab Cake, Hush Puppies, House Salad 1000 island

2. Peking Duck - Peking Gourmet, Alexandria
- A whole duck, carved tableside. Comes with pancakes (wraps), hoisin sauce, add spicy relish, cucumber, green onion

3. Southwest Ribeye w/ chilled 1/2 lobster app- MESA Grill, Vegas
- Ribeye with peppers and onions, Flay's signature chili oils, asparagus, potato gratin

4. Pork Belly Tacos - The Bad Bean, OBX
- Pork belly soft taco with some kind of slaw, house made pickled onions

5. Nachos w/ steak and chili - Margaritaville, Vegas
- Massive, massive pile of nachos with everything you could want. Best part? they layer the toppings in the pile so it isnt all on top with bare chips underneath

6. Grandmothers Manicotti, Mother's meatballs, sausage
- Homemade manicotti, meatballs and spicy sausage.

7. Thanksgiving dinner
- Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash, cheese and onions, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, mince pie, apple pie

8. Fast food feast (yeah I guess this is cheating, suck it)
- 2 Cheesy Gordita crunch, Big Mac, Filet o Fish, Wendys Spicy Chicken, KFC Popcorn Chicken, Arbys curly fries, A&W Rootbeer, Butterfinger Blizzard

9. Stuffed Flounder - Tale of the Whale, OBX
- A massive flounder filet broiled in butter and lobster sherry sauce, overstuffed with jumbo lump crab meat also in sherry sauce. Fries and house salad 1000 island

{10. Salmon w Tuna Nacho App - Spago, Vegas
- Seared salmon filet over a salad of artichoke and other stuff I can't remember. Tuna nacho tartare.



Notably not on list:

"Kobe" Ribeye at Craft Steak. I sent it back, LIKE A BOSS. Though I did switch to their kobe skirt steak which was very good
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:34 AM   #48734
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:38 AM   #48735
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:38 AM   #48736
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:44 AM   #48737
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gator not that good when i tried it. really dry and chewy. ofc, it was not a high end restaurant.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:45 AM   #48738
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only time i had gator was in this sports bar. they had fried gator bites. was whatever. kinda towards texture of a dense fish with taste closer to chicken.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:52 AM   #48739
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Peking Duck>Thanksgiving is a crime
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:53 AM   #48740
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im not a big fan of turkey overall. stuffing saves thxgiving for me.


if thxgiving was elite id eat it more than once per year
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:56 AM   #48741
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There's no rule that you can't substitute a prime rib for turkey imo.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:57 AM   #48742
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GRAVY and DESSERT make thanksgiving great. Taters turkey and stuffing all u need mmmmm
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:59 AM   #48743
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I have rarely ever sent back food in a restaurant. Why did you send the steak back? Guessing it was overcooked?
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:59 AM   #48744
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not a big fan of mashed potatoes either tbh
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:04 AM   #48745
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I have rarely ever sent back food in a restaurant. Why did you send the steak back? Guessing it was overcooked?
im the same way, i usually just deal with it


basically i was there with like 10 of us, maybe 8 idk. all ordering kobe beef.

i got the ribeye, it was cooked perfectly. nice crust. however, it was pretty tasteless and not tender. everyone else at my table is having gasms over their food. I had to beg one other guy to try a bite of mine as validation.... "there is some chewing to be done". i honestly felt like i had had better steaks at home from costco.


i told the maitre d, he took it back no questions asked. i told him it was cooked to perfection but it tasted like it had no seasoning and that it was tough, and that i assumed i must have just gotten a bad cut for some reason. switched to my the skirt which my friend had which was melt in your mouth.


basically i was like no ****ing way is this a $109 steak. it also had no cap on it, who the **** eats a ribeye with no cap?



im sure the chef was thrilled that he had a 23 year old kid sending back his $109 steak!



edit: i also was really into top chef at the time and all i could think about was tom colicchio judging the meat i got and complaining about seasoning
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:09 AM   #48746
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That makes sense, as we already touched on "Kobe" beef in America isn't really Kobe beef and is a marketing tactic, although the phrase still has value in America and usually means a top end Prime cut, but I imagine there are times when substitutes are used.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:10 AM   #48747
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i mean idk what it was supposed to be... but every kobe steak was over $100 bucks, non kobe was more reasonable $40-60. ive been to bobby flays restaurants multiple times and the most expensive steaks are like $60 and i have to assume those are high end cuts
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:57 AM   #48748
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Looks like some Kobe beef can actually make it into America! Though the first place in NY to have it was charging $350/ steak, so not sure if it is real in places that charge much less.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolm...e-beef-in-u-s/
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:22 AM   #48749
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Ok, pet peeve: people complaining that Kobe beef isn't really Kobe beef, because it's not imported from Kobe, Japan.

Never seen anyone complain that their Buffalo wings weren't from Buffalo, NY.
Never seen anyone complain that their Peking duck wasn't from Peking.
Never seen anyone complain that their philly cheesesteak isn't from Philadelphia.
I see no reason why "Kobe beef" should be any different. You're not buying the location of where the cow is grown, you're buying the style of beef cut from cattle raised in a certain way.

The really ironic thing is that there is a legitimate complaint against Wagyu-style beef: the cattle are not raised at all as their described. We're often told stories of Kobe cattle being massaged for hours, but that's usually false: most wagyu cattle are chained or crated, standing in their own manure, with no movement allowed to keep the meat tender. Conditions can be as bad or worse than veal is treated. One of many sources.

Yet somehow everyone's so ready to pounce on "not technically from Kobe!" rather than the fraud about how the cattle are actually treated.

Ok rant over.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:08 AM   #48750
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