Price record?

Filet Mignon
2004/08/20 22:36:34
I walked through SF's Ferry Building food hall today and happened to notice the price at the Golden Gate Meat Company stall for "certified organic fillet steak": $36.80/lb

I know beef is probably more expensive in Japan (it was about $30/lb when I lived there in the 70's), but is this a record for US beef? If not, what do you get by paying more?