Wagyu Beef Explained — What Makes This Illustrious Meat So Expensive and Is It Worth the Price?

The rich, buttery taste of wagyu beef — along with its high price tag which diners digest afterwards — has helped make this meat one of the world's most revered delicacies. But as wagyu beef has grown in notoriety, making appearances in dry-aged steaks and pint-size sandwiches alike, so too have questions about whether savoring wagyu is worth dipping into your savings account? Here's how we can all be better prepared to make an informed decision the next time our server attempts to upsell us on their wagyu specials.