Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Steak Expensive

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 10.23.00 AMIf you enjoy going to restaurants to order enormous slabs of meat cut from the flank of large animals that is then to left to rot (in a good way lol) for many days before being slapped under a flaming broiler, you have probably noticed something in recent months, as international demand for beef has intersected with drought that has ravaged cattle herds: It now seems "a bit like buying a diamond, doesn't it? Well that's the direction things are going in. During my years of reviewing steakhouses at Bloomberg News, I rarely spent less than $150 per person on any given visit. Enjoy your beef while you can afford it." Or just cook it yourself.

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Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

Balk's piece, in addition to being an Awl Classic (TM), makes the valid point that cooking steak is easy, with the obvious implication that paying someone many dollars to do it is silly.

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