Thanksgiving

old homesteadNew York City restaurant Old Homestead Steakhouse is hosting a $35,000 Thanksgiving dinner, according to the Daily Mail. “We know it’s over-the-top expensive, but Thanksgiving comes once a year. If you can splurge for this, you have a lot to be thankful for,” said Old Homestead Steakhouse co-owner Marc Sherry. It features nine-courses including squab stuffed with foie gras soaked in a $5,000 a bottle L’Esprit Cognac, roasted organic turkey stuffed with Japanese Wagyu and gravy made with a $1,750/bottle claret, butternut squash with black truffles, and sweet potatoes topped with three pounds of caviar. For dessert, diners will be served bourbon-soaked pears with pumpkin paste dusted with 24-karat gold. [CNBC]

David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital: “Cranberry sauce — not from the can, just cranberries and sugar.” Julian Robertson, Tiger Management: “Wild rice.” Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs: “Oysters — not shucked by me.” Glenn Dubin, Highbridge Capital Management: “I love turkey. I would love to eat turkey all year round, because I’m a chicken person.” David Hasselhoff, actor: “I miss the dish my mother used to make: it was green beans, with a layer of marshmallows, and corn flakes on top.” [Bloomberg via LaurenTaraLaCapra, RELATED]

  • 23 Nov 2011 at 12:55 PM

Tell George Soros Something He Doesn’t Know

At their best, these [pre-Thanksgiving] reunions are a chance for old friends to catch up. At their worst, they are the source of the moniker “Blackout Wednesday” in some hard-partying bars. Either way, these gatherings have made the Wednesday before Thanksgiving one of the biggest party nights of the year. “That night is even bigger than New Year’s Eve,” says James Brown, owner of San Pedro Brewing Co., a neighborhood brew pub outside Los Angeles. It’s a see-and-be-seen kind of night,” he says. “In the suburbs, the night is absolutely the biggest night of the year,” says Drew Zuccarini, manager. “That Wednesday night has grown into the pinnacle event of the holiday weekend,” says Ken Henricks of Bottleneck Management Group, which owns four Chicago-area bars. “It used to be, ‘Oh, let’s get together Wednesday because it’s convenient.’ ” Now, he says, “for a certain demographic it has become an institution.” [WSJ]

Yesterday afternoon, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes shut down High Class NY, serving 17 people involved in the “high-end escort service” with indictments. According to Hynes, the Sheepshead Bay-based business was patronized largely by customers “from the financial markets, many of them hedge fund people, with nothing but money, willing to pay enormous amounts for God knows what,” from girls of every ethnicity but Irish. The bust, one would assume, ruined the days of every investor and financial services hack who relied on HCNY when they were looking to drop $3,600/hour on some high class loving. Today, we discovered yet more bad news- not only did Hynes ruin some of your colleagues’ afternoons, but their upcoming holidays as well. Read more »

  • 25 Nov 2009 at 2:13 PM

Write-Offs: 11.25.09

Kramer_turkey.gif$$$ Rogue Nomura trader [TIL]
$$$ Vintage Bill Griffeth [YouTube]
$$$ Over 52 Years, These Men Have Evolved Into Movers and Shakers–Together [WSJ via Daily Intel]
$$$ Best Buy: No Way To Sell Apples [The Big Money]
$$$ Jay-Z Was At Goldman Sachs Today. [GofG]
$$$ That’s it for us today. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a great holiday. Even you! Brief posting/moral support for those working on Friday. We’re thankful for taxpayer-supported Goldman bonuses, not getting killed, the Journal‘s headcut of Jim Simons, my friend who does the best impression of the lesser quoted GGR speech (and gets the inflection on “asshole” and “fairy” just right), this guy, and not having to eat cat food and huff glue to stay warm.

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