Meat. Yummmmmmmmmm……

First, some prep-work for this anecdote: (Reading this will put you in the right frame of mind for this post. It will probably also make you hungry.)

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My record is approximately 40oz achieved at Kokomo’s at the Mirage in Las Vegas — including a potato, some bread, a bottle of Fiji water, and a piece of cheesecake they brought me to eat because they didn’t think I’d eat it all. I got witnesses. That’s the short version.

The long version of the tale: I was at Kokomo’s many years ago with Austri or Maury — not sure who. I was starved* and couldn’t decide which item to order, and being starved I may have been a little cranky. I asked the waiter “What’s the biggest steak on the menu?” because none of them listed the size in ounces. He said “the prime rib” was the biggest. So that’s what I ordered. I ate all the bread, and was looking forward to my dinner. I steadily ate my way through it, devouring it solid including my baked potato (butter and bacon bits). I felt way fuller than I should have been, and I did notice it looked pretty big.

When I was done, the waiter, the chef, and the maître d’ all came over and applauded. I was thinking WTF? and the waiter informed that since I was such a smart ass** they gave me a 2-1/2 pound piece (aka 40oz). They brought me a piece of cheesecake when I informed them, I was full, but not ready to explode. I shared the cheesecake. The cheesecake was on the house, the prime rib I was charged for. I don’t remember how much, but it was about double the normal price. I happily paid it.

And, if you’re ever in Las Vegas, Kokomo’s still serves an excellent prime rib (considerably smaller than what I ate). It’s one of my favourite restaurants there.

*I know, what’s new?

** Does this surprise anyone ?

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