Wagyu and Kobe beef have the reputation for being the pinnacle of high quality steaks. With price points that range from $300 to $600 per pound, it’s considered to be one of the finest delicacies in the culinary world. However, the price alone only tells half the story of why it is so highly lauded and sought after.
To learn all about Wagyu and Kobe beef, we went to the SW Steakhouse at the celebrated Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, NV. Chef David Walzog was gracious enough to break down all things Wagyu and Kobe beef, dropping knowledge on its origins and also what goes into preparing and cooking the revered beef.
So sit back and tuck your napkins, the dinner setting is about to get decadent, as we go in and taste the details of Wagyu and Kobe beef.
Kobe Bryant went out in a blaze of glory, scoring 60-points in his final game wearing Laker purple and gold last season. Over his long 20-year career, we’ve seen Bryant show every emotion — from laughter to absolute disgust — on and off the court. Well, even though he’s retired now, the Black Mamba will still stare you down like it’s game 7 of the NBA Finals. Don’t believe me? Watch this video and find out the hard way — or better yet, try it.
A new video acquired by The Hoops Doctors on YouTube, shows Kobe and his family eating at what appears to be a Ruby’s Diner, while a person sitting across from their table starts to film them in a not-so-secret manner.
As the camera beings to roll, Kobe and company can be seen just minding their own business. But his sudden awareness of the rogue cameraman makes Kobe go into a full-fledged G.O.A.T-Black Mamba-5-time NBA Champion-Death Stare. It’s an icy glare that will probably haunt the person filming for the rest of their life. What a brave soul.
Here’s a look at the best Kobe reactions, since the recently filmed stare down was a little lo-res.
Probably looked a little like this to the person recording.
Doesn’t even flinch.
What did you just say?
Thanks for everything Kobe Bean, you’re still the greatest Laker of all time.
Here we are, another episode of the FOODBEAST Katchup. If you missed out on all the food news this week, fear not. This series catches you up on all the top stories in the wide world of food.
This week, we find out what former Kobe Bryant’s favorite dish of all time is. A Vietnamese restaurant created a Pho-inspired Banh Mi French Dip that’s insanely good. This bakery in North Carolina created a blunt-shaped donut just for Snoop Dogg.
Diners were horrified when the dead eel they were grilling up came to life at the dinner table. Finally, In-N-Out Burger is pissed after they saw this model wasting perfectly good milkshakes on her boobs.
Check out the Katchup!
This Is The One Dish Kobe Bryant Loves More Than Anything
As the “Black Mamba” Kobe Bryant calls it quits, once and for all, we want to remember the food that fueled the greatest basketball player in the world. Apparently, Kobe’s favorite dish of all time is…Read more.
Banh Mi French Dip with Pho
A restaurant in Santa Ana, CA, is doing a pretty unique take on the classic French Dip. Sit Low Pho, found in the 4th Street Market is selling a Vietnamese-inspired dip. While the original is made with a roast beef in a French baguette and served with an au jus dip. This version consists of a few more ingredients. Read more.
This Bakery Made Blunt-Shaped Donuts For Snoop
North Carolina bakery Wake N’ Bake Donuts made sure to make Snoop Dogg’s trip to Wilmington, North Carolina worth it. In order to honor his appearance and performance at the Azalea Festival, the small donut shop (clearly named and started by marijuana enthusiasts) decided to make a donut specifically for, quite possibly, the oldest rapper alive, Snoop D-O-double-G. Read more.
This Dead Eel Comes To Life At The Dinner Table And Freaks Out Everybody
You don’t often expect your food to fight back at a restaurant, so this video of a slithering dead eel In Seoul, South Korea will probably give you the willies, or at the very least make you cringe. Read more.
In-N-Out Burger’s Pissed That This Model Poured Milkshake On Her Boobs
It’s not unusual for a photographer, or videographer to have a model cover herself in food, but it’s not often that the featured food fires back in anger.
Model Abigail Ratchford was in a pretty “taste”-ful video that involved her playing with a bunch of In-N-Out food while wearing a cleavage-accenting swim suit. Read more.
There are some days when you just want to plug into your playlist, eat your food in self-imposed melancholy and tell everyone else to essentially f*ck off.
Understanding this desire to be forever alone, the folks over at Japan’s Kyoto University and Kobe University installed “lonely seats” (bocchi seki) when refurbishing their dining halls. The new dining tables feature 50-centimeter dividers in the middle, similar to the partitioned study desks you find in libraries. This design allows busy students to skip the chit chat with friends and evade the apparently stressful task of socializing.
“When I don’t have much time or I’m in a hurry, the lonely seats are convenient,” a 22 year-old female student told Asahi News.
The bocchi seats also help students who find eating alone to be uncomfortable. “If you are sitting at a big table by yourself it’s like you don’t have any friends and that is embarrassing,” said one 22 year-old male student.
While I enjoy the occasional meal alone as much as the next fellow (it allows for unlimited people watching), I’m a bit wary of these lonely seats. Sometimes, small talk over your mac n’ cheese is good for you, whether you like it or not.