posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 10:28 PM
Does Michael Jordan have a beef with his "Air" apparent?
I was shocked to learn that despite the obvious marketing opportunities, Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in Uncasville, CT does not offer Kobe beef on its
menu. Then again, there's certainly something fishy about the 10 ounce Dolphin Francaise offered at Shula's Steak House.
For those of you wondering just what exactly Kobe beef is, foodreference.com explains it quite nicely:
"Kobe beef is a special grade of beef from cattle raised in Kobe, Japan. These cattle are massaged with sake and are fed a daily diet that includes
large amounts of beer. This produces meat that is extraordinarily tender, finely marbled, and full-flavored. It is also extremely expensive, often
costing more than $100 per pound. Because of the high cost and increasing demand, there are now some Kobe-style beef-cattle being raised in the U.S.
using the same techniques."
It seems Jordan's posh dining experience isn't quite as upscale as he'd like us to believe. And it seems MJ, ever-protective of his legacy, will never
accept that Kobe beef is better than anything on his menu.