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    Zeppo Guest

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    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]..
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    > Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I
    > wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan
    > sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and
    > said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have
    > the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with
    > my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan
    > parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass
    > of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >
    > Felice


    Sounds fabulous!. Happy Birthday.

    Jon



  2. #2
    Felice Guest

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    Conspicuous Consumption Alert!

    Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at Mooo
    in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I wouldn't
    be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan sirloin" at
    a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and said, "Why not?
    It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?

    Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have the
    chance, give it a try.

    What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed spinach
    and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know someone -- and
    a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with my beef, so
    there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan parfait, for
    the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass of port.

    I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.

    It's good to be me at 82.

    Felice



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    Goomba Guest

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    Felice wrote:

    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have the
    > chance, give it a try.


    Interesting! I love taste comparison tests. I've never had kobe beef
    (Japanese or otherwise) but would have loved to do just as you did. I'd
    like to try some now.
    Happy Birthday, Felice!

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "Felice" <[email protected]>
    news:h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    > Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that
    > I wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture
    > Japan sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the
    > eye and said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will
    > ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised
    > Kobe, and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as
    > long as someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter
    > had the American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group
    > taste-test. The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond
    > description. So the difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of
    > hype. If you ever have the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white
    > with my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a
    > butter pecan parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for
    > Himself a glass of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.


    Happy belated Felice! Sounds like you had a good one.

    Michael

    --
    “Always tell the truth - it's the easiest thing to remember”
    ~ American Playwright David Mamet

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    Becca Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >
    > Felice


    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Felice. :-)


    Becca

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    cybercat Guest

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    "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Felice wrote:
    >> I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >>
    >> It's good to be me at 82.
    >>
    >> Felice

    >
    > Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Felice. :-)
    >
    >

    I do too. I also hope to make it to 82, though few people in my family do.



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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:51:50 -0400, "Felice" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Conspicuous Consumption Alert!

    <snip lovely story of conspicuous consumption>

    All I can say is Moooo to you, Felice! Glad you had a happy birthday
    surrounded by family. That's the only way to celebrate!

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  8. #8
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:20:40 -0400, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]..
    >> Felice wrote:
    >>> I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >>>
    >>> It's good to be me at 82.
    >>>
    >>> Felice

    >>
    >> Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Felice. :-)
    >>
    >>

    >I do too. I also hope to make it to 82, though few people in my family do.
    >

    High blood pressure?

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  9. #9
    Dena Guest

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    Happy Birthday !!

    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]..
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    > Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I
    > wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan
    > sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and
    > said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have
    > the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with
    > my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan
    > parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass
    > of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >
    > Felice
    >
    >




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    George Leppla Guest

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    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]..
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    > Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I
    > wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan
    > sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and
    > said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have
    > the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with
    > my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan
    > parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass
    > of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.



    I hope I'm eating Kobe beef at 82 and writing to others about how good it
    is! Good for you... and Happy Birthday!

    George L


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    Cheryl Guest

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    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]..
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    > Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I
    > wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan
    > sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and
    > said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have
    > the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with
    > my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan
    > parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass
    > of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >



    Sounds fabulous! Happy Birthday!


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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Thu 13 Aug 2009 01:44:46p, Dena told us...

    > Happy Birthday !!
    >
    > "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]..
    >> Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >>
    >> Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    >> Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I
    >> wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture
    >> Japan sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the
    >> eye and said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will
    >> ya?
    >>
    >> Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised
    >> Kobe, and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as
    >> long as someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter
    >> had the American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group
    >> taste-test. The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond
    >> description. So the difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of
    >> hype. If you ever have the chance, give it a try.
    >>
    >> What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    >> spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    >> someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white
    >> with my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a
    >> butter pecan parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for
    >> Himself a glass of port.
    >>
    >> I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >>
    >> It's good to be me at 82.
    >>
    >> Felice


    Many happy returns, Felice!!!



    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Some people have a foolish way of not minding, or pretending not to
    mind, what they eat. For my part, I mind my belly very studiously,
    and very carefully; for I look upon it, that he who does not mind
    his belly, will hardly mind anything else. Samuel Johnson




  13. #13
    Kalmia Guest

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    On Aug 13, 1:51*pm, "Felice" <fri...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at Mooo
    > in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I wouldn't
    > be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan sirloin" at
    > a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and said, "Why not?
    > It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have the
    > chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed spinach
    > and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know someone -- and
    > a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with my beef, so
    > there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan parfait, for
    > the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >
    > Felice


    Happy birthday. So nice to reach that age and still have your get up
    and go. You have been blessed.

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    sf replied to cybertwat:

    >> I do too. I also hope to make it to 82, though few people in my family
    >> do.
    >>

    > High blood pressure?


    AIDS with emphysema, more likely.

    Bob


  15. #15
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Felice wrote:

    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at
    > Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I
    > wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan
    > sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and
    > said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have
    > the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with
    > my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan
    > parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass
    > of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.



    What a heart-warming post! Thanks, Felice, and belated happy birthday!

    FWIW, you *definitely* don't come across online as being 82 years old.

    Bob


  16. #16
    Nancy Young Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner
    > at Mooo in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked
    > that I wouldn't be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima
    > Prefecture Japan sirloin" at a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL
    > looked me in the eye and said, "Why not? It's your birthday!" Ah!
    > Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised
    > Kobe, and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as
    > long as someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter
    > had the American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group
    > taste-test. The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond
    > description. So the difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of
    > hype. If you ever have the chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed
    > spinach and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know
    > someone -- and a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white
    > with my beef, so there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a
    > butter pecan parfait, for the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and
    > for Himself a glass of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.


    Happy Happy Birthday. I'm glad you got the steak! It sounds like you
    had a blast, too. It's all good.

    nancy

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <h61kbn$lkj$[email protected]>,
    "Felice" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at Mooo
    > in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I wouldn't
    > be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan sirloin" at
    > a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and said, "Why not?
    > It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have the
    > chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed spinach
    > and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know someone -- and
    > a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with my beef, so
    > there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan parfait, for
    > the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >
    > Felice


    82? :-)
    Wow. I can hope to live (and love) that long. :-)

    Good for you on the JK. I'm sure I'll get to try it some day...

    My sister, however, likes to say "life is to short to say someday".
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down."
    --Steve Rothstein

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  18. #18
    Gloria P Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!


    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.


    All that food would have sent me to bed feeling like an anaconda
    that swallowed the whole cow.


    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.


    No, you're not really 82, are you?

    Belated wishes for your birthday and many more to come.

    gloria p

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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:51:09 -0700, "Bob Terwilliger"
    <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    >sf replied to cybertwat:
    >
    >>> I do too. I also hope to make it to 82, though few people in my family
    >>> do.
    >>>

    >> High blood pressure?

    >
    >AIDS with emphysema, more likely.
    >

    Oh, come on... don't be cruel.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  20. #20
    Tracy Guest

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    Felice wrote:
    > Conspicuous Consumption Alert!
    >
    > Both daughters and the son-in-law took me out for a birthday dinner at Mooo
    > in Boston last night. Reading the menu, I jokingly remarked that I wouldn't
    > be ordering the "True 100% Kobe Beef Kagoshima Prefecture Japan sirloin" at
    > a hundred bucks for six ounces. SIL looked me in the eye and said, "Why not?
    > It's your birthday!" Ah! Call my bluff, will ya?
    >
    > Well, I've had American-raised Kobe and now I've had Japanese-raised Kobe,
    > and let me tell you that the difference is worth the price (as long as
    > someone else is paying). I had the Japanese, Junior Daughter had the
    > American, and the others had basic steaks, and we did a group taste-test.
    > The JK won hands down, and we all agreed it was beyond description. So the
    > difference is not, as I had suspected, a load of hype. If you ever have the
    > chance, give it a try.
    >
    > What else? Stuffed potato halves, Panko-crusted onion rings, creamed spinach
    > and mushrooms -- basic steak accessories, but ones that know someone -- and
    > a whole lot of a yummy Cakebread white. (I LIKE white with my beef, so
    > there.) Dessert for Senior Daughter and me was a butter pecan parfait, for
    > the JD a brownie ice cream sandwich, and for Himself a glass of port.
    >
    > I went to bed last night not really caring if I saw the morn.
    >
    > It's good to be me at 82.
    >
    > Felice
    >
    >


    Sounds fabulous! Happy Birthday!

    Tracy(fellow Bostonian who's never been to MOO and considerign trying it
    out...)


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