The Feiner Things: A Casual $2,000 Lunch with Stu Feiner
While traveling these United States, I run into Stoolies almost everywhere. One of the most common questions I'm asked is "What's Stu really like?" I'm happy to say the Stu Feiner you see on social media is the same Stu Feiner in person. He's real and he's spectacular! While in New York last week, Frank set up a day for the Units to travel out to Long Island for a day with Stu and it's a day I won't forget.
I assumed we'd be going swimming and Stu would have some food delivered to the house, so I wore khaki shorts, a t-shirt, and some sandals (My everyday Florida attire). Imagine my surprise when we arrive to Stu's and he tells us we are going to a fancy restaurant. I felt nervous because I didn't bring any fancy clothes for a fancy restaurant. Stu calmed those nerves real quick by reiterating the fact that he is Stu Feiner and I'm with him. So, it was off to lunch at Blackstones!
Entering Blackstone's with Stu was the first time I was in public with somebody who has "F You money". Here we were walking into a fancy restaurant in Florida beach attire and the managers and hostesses could not have been happier to see us. They welcomed Stu and the whole party like old friends. They knew Stu and his money and loved to see both.
Once seated, Stu had our server go over the daily specials. I honestly don't know how she remembered so many dishes. After each description, Stu would exclaim how great that sounded, a nod to the chef's dish and the servers passion in describing it. Stu started off by ordering two bottles of Dom Perignon for the table. Now, that may seem like a lot of Dom for 4 people, especially since Frank doesn't drink alcohol at all and I was driving, but one of those people was Stu Freaking Feiner, so two bottles was the perfect amount. Once Stu started ordering, I realized this was going to be an epic feast!
Here were the sides.
We had Fries, hash browns, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, corn, and mushrooms. That was just the sides!
For the main courses, we had steak, steak, and more steak. Stu got three types of wagyu beef, from three different continents. Frank tried them as well and gave USA the gold!
Frank also ordered a $20 Kobe hot dog (Go check out Frank's youtube page for his review!) I ordered a Tomahawk steak that was so big, I could only eat half of it. (I was later told it's meant for two people, so I didn't feel too bad) After all the steak, sides, and champagne I could ever ask for, I was full, and couldn't eat anymore. Then, Stu said we are getting desert. I'm not normally a dessert after lunch guy, especially after such a large lunch, but today was a special occasion, so I willed myself to it.
With dessert, the manager offered Stu a few of his finest cigars, on the house of course. I now know what it's like to be wined and dined and it's all thanks to the wonderful and beautiful Mr. Stuart Feiner. This was much more than a fancy lunch. This was an experience of a life time. Whoever said "Never meet your heroes" didn't know Stu Feiner. The man is a living legend and I honestly don't know how he stays in such great shape with this being a normal lunch for him. I will learn his secret!