Red Oak Steakhouse at Saracen Casino and Resort is first in the state to add Kobe Beef to the menu.
Pine Bluff, AR (April 20, 2021) Kobe Beef is the world's most famous meat and extremely rare. With only a tiny fraction of restaurants nationwide licensed to serve authentic Kobe beef, Red Oak Steakhouse is proud to be awarded this fantastic opportunity. Thousands of American restaurants sell a product called "wangus" a hybrid of domestically raised Wagyu breeds and typical Angus. But they call it Kobe, despite numerous lawsuits to alter the practice.
Director of Food and Beverage, Todd Gold, said, "The Kobe difference is in the genetics. With Kobe, there are no big chunks of fat like on traditional steaks. Rather, the fat is evenly dispersed throughout the muscle in a type of spider web of ultra-thin veins. As a gift to our patrons, we are pricing Kobe beef without our standard food-cost- markup, to allow everyone to enjoy this prized meat."
Authentic Kobe is uniformly pink because of the highly integrated blend of meat and fat. It is also much healthier than non-Kobe beef. Natural Kobe beef is always boneless, usually served as a strip, ribeye, or filet, and the price typically begins at $20 an ounce. Any so-called Kobe steak selling for less than $80 - $100 is most likely an imposter.
"Our Red Oak Steakhouse, which is located inside Pine Bluff's Saracen Casino, is rapidly becoming a favorite of genuine foodies throughout Arkansas. We're excited to be chosen as one of only 38 American restaurants, and the first in the South, to have the honor of serving true Kobe beef!" stated Carlton Saffa, Market Manager for Saracen Casino Resort.
Quapaw Nation Chairman Joseph Byrd had this to say, "Authentic Kobe beef is extremely rare and sets the global standard for quality. I am proud that the Quapaw Nation's flagship restaurant, Red Oak, is the first in Arkansas and The first in the South to be Kobe-licensed. Kobe beef is synonymous with the best of Las Vegas dining, and we're proud it is an offering now available to patrons of the Saracen."