What a Deal. Beef at $153 Per Pound.

What a Deal. Beef at $153 Per Pound.

Food & Drink

What a Deal. Beef at $153 Per Pound.


By Cari Martens

How much are you willing to spend on some good beef? We’re talking 15 pounds of really good beef. How does $2,299 sound?

That’s the price Costco is asking on its website for grade A-5 D’Artagnan’s Japanese Wagyu ribeye roast. If you don’t have your calculator with you, that comes to around $153 per pound. Geez. Imagine if you’d have to pay full retail.

Recession? What recession?

More commonly known as kobe beef, this exquisitely-marbled meat comes from cattle raised on a diet of soybeans, wheat barley and beer, fed in strict rotation along with Sake massage. The beef is said to melt on your tongue. I can’t tell you for sure as I can’t afford it.

Costco requires one-week lead time to order the stuff and it’s shipped 2nd Day Air (included in the price).

If you order some of this Wagyu, let me know how it tastes. Vicariously is the only way this beef is going to be melting on my tongue.

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