Jon And Chantel

Choose the news 11/21/17

There’s a Restaurant Serving a $76,000 Thanksgiving Dinner

As much as I hate the Thanksgiving dinner I’m about to tell you about on principle . . . I gotta say it DOES sound better than the Stove Top stuffing and canned green beans I’m going to eat.

The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City is open on Thursday and they’re serving the most expensive Thanksgiving dinner in the country.  If you want it, it’ll run you $76,000.  What could possibly cost that much?

1.  The turkey is $105-a-pound because it’s covered in rare spices and comes with a slab of imported Japanese bacon . . . a glaze made of oranges that cost $75 each and special reserve Grand Marnier . . . and gravy made with rare bourbon.

2.  The sweet potatoes are served with Caspian Sea caviar that’s $1,600-an-ounce . . . and the mashed potatoes are made with $455-a-pound Swedish moose cheese.

3.  The stuffing includes $475-a-pound Wagyu beef and foie gras.

4.  Some of the other side dishes are oysters that cost $100 each . . . a cranberry sauce made with balsamic vinegar that’s $60-an-ounce . . . and Wagyu beef lollipops that are made with a cognac that’s $4,800-a-bottle.

5.  The dinner also comes with tickets to see “Hamilton” . . . a $7,500 Black Friday shopping spree on Fifth Avenue . . . and a $20,000 watch.


Half of People Say Drinking Will Make Their Family More Tolerable on Thanksgiving

Have you been giving your liver a pep talk this week?  “Look, buddy, I know sometimes I’m pretty hard on you, but I really need your help to survive this weekend.”

According to a new survey, HALF of people say DRINKING will make their family more tolerable on Thanksgiving.

23% say drinking will make things WORSE on Thursday.  And 28% say Thanksgiving is going to go how it’s going to go, and no amount of alcohol will change things for the better or worse.

The survey also found that the majority of the people who plan to booze hard to make Thanksgiving go better are part of families who regularly drink together.

Does Decorating for Christmas Super-Early Make You Happier? Plus Four Other Stats About Our Decorating Habits

 There’s a story making the rounds that says people who already have their Christmas lights up are HAPPIER than the rest of us.  But it’s kind of misleading.

Two experts weighed in, and said that decorating super-early is usually about jamming in as much nostalgia as possible, and reconnecting with your inner child.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean people who do it are HAPPIER.

It could also be a sign you’re clinging to the past, or overcompensating because you were neglected as a child.  Plus there’s the whole competitive side of it with neighbors.

Another new study asked people HOW they decorate.  Here are four quick stats . . .

1.  Fake Christmas trees are now more popular than real ones.  54% prefer the artificial kind.  Older people are more likely to prefer fake trees than young people are.

2.  82% of men claim they handle most of the outside decorations for Christmas.  79% of women say they do most of the decorating inside.


3.  63% of people said the hardest part about decorating is taking everything down after the holidays.  34% said the hardest part is finding the TIME to decorate.


4.  The three things we like MOST about decorating are getting into the Christmas spirit . . . being creative . . . and the tradition of it.  3% of people in the survey were total grinches, and said they don’t find ANY of it fun.

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