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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Kobe beef- would you buy a $41 burger?

At a gourmet foods place in Overland Park, KS, I saw Kobe beef. My wife would kill me if I brought home a $31 steaks so I settled for the (cheap) $5 burger to bring home, cook and share. Meanwhile I have seen on the Food Channel and other blogs/websites (see links below) that people line up for the thicker $41 dollar Kobe beef burgers.
I know the cows are grain and beer fed and rubbed down so I looked for a little more information while the burger was cooking.
But is it good that people would "fork over" (pardon the pun) $41 dollars instead of buying 41 ($1 burgers) from McDonalds or Burger King or getting 5 quarter or half pounders from Ruby Tuesday or those other so called gourmet burer places?

I should have possibly seared it on both sides first but instead broiled it. Then I put in in between 2 bread slices (I thought about putting on a bagel but nahhh). I
tasted some of it as is and my wife said it was okay. It was very moist and had a distinctive meaty yet beefy taste. It was tender and smoother then a regular burger.

Well not bad. But what I kept on thinking was whether this new Gourmet foods place was going to sell Kobe and if so how much. Guess I will have to go back in a few weeks, ask and fine out.


interesting facts


someone who ate a burger and his thought

another good article

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