$ 180 Wagyu Beef Sandwich

As part of a $ 595 dinner.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/08/13/180-wagyu-beef-sandwich-coming-to-san-francisco-as-part-595-dinner.amp.html

It’s official, we are now living through the last days of our equivalent of the Roman Republic.

Can flamingo tongues be far behind?

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An earlier EaterSF article provides some context.

Well, a good cut from Wagyu beef does have a deep price. Even then, Waygu is not the most expensive beef from Japan. I guess if they use sufficient amount of wagyu beef, then it isn’t too outrageous. Afterall, a $180 wagyu steak is not different than a $180 wagyu beef sandwich.

"At $3,200, the 2000 vintage cote de boeuf (rib steak) is the world’s most expensive steak. "

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I dunno, no better even with context…LOL.

I agree this overpriced white bread sandwich is one of the silliest things I’ve seen in a while. I’d even rather do the publicized “bacon omakase” the NY Times reported:

"…a Brooklyn Korean fusion restaurant does a 9-course bacon-focused omakase: https://www.theguardian.com/belly-new-york-bacon-restaurant-nine-course-tasting-menu-brooklyn "

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Then there is this:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-06-17/japans-newest-trend-golden-ice-cream-cones/amp

An ice cream cone topped with edible gold leaf.

How crazy is that?

That sounds like it’s right in @NotJrvedivici 's wheelhouse. Do you think we can get the Blue Grotto to serve this?

So silly! Reminds me of one nouveau riche type a few years ago who boasted about buying a dozen bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr and used it to make Manhattans. Bleh.

I’m going to sit this one out thank you very much! Can’t beat my $22 pig out from Local Smoke BBQ!!

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We have another entrant in the pricey wagyu beef sandwich category. Hiroshi, the high end Japanese place in Los Altos, is offering the wagyu katsu sandwich in a slightly discounted price of $165.

Do you get linen napkins with that?

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