Thursday, 10:24 AM
After losing World Series bet, Colorado senators send the beef
(John Bohn/Globe Staff)
Joseph Asaro, a US Army veteran who served in Viet Nam, and Bruce Viera, a US Air Force veteran who also served there, tucked into their steak dinners today.
By Globe Staff
Some 280 homeless veterans in Boston dined today on choice N.Y. sirloin strip steaks courtesy of the two senators from the home of the Rockies who made the mistake of betting on the World Series.
The 100 lbs. of Colorado-grown beef will be served with carrots, green beans, mushrooms, and baked potatoes at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Senators Ken Salazar and Wayne Allard made good on their wager after Boston swept the Rockies in one of the most lopsided World Series in recent history.
"We're so pleased that some of our most deserving members of the community will benefit from the Red Sox win and we thank our friends in Colorado for their generosity," Senator Edward M. Kennedy said in a statement.
The steak, which came from Coleman Beef, will be cooked by Steve Ravinski, the owner of Number 5 Strawberry in Acton and his sous chef, Gregory Ludlum. Katherine See, the executive chef of Kingfish Hall in Boston, will provide carrots, green beans, mushrooms, and baked potatoes.
Senator John F. Kerry couldn't resist upping the ante.
“Now I have just one more question,” Kerry said in a statement. “Would our colleagues from Colorado like to make it double or nothing and wager on our Patriots?”
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