The Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke gets a nice writeup in the Star for its American version of Kobe beef, for which the restaurant owners keep their own herd of Japanese Wagyu cattle:
What has come to be called American Wagyu is typically a cross between Japanese Wagyu and black or red Angus.
American Wagyu steaks often cost more than $50 a pound; a 6-ounce fillet from Joseph Decuis is more than $40. At the much ballyhooed Kobe Club in New York City, an 8-ounce American Wagyu fillet is $85. A Kobe sampler for two costs $395.
Yikes. Throw in a good bottle of wine, and we're talking real money. I've never had Kobe beef, but I may have to try it at least once. I love a good steak, and the difference between the Choice you can get at the supermarket and the Prime that's served in good restaurants is worth paying extra for. Here's where to order your own if you want to have Prime at home.