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Beyonce & Jay-Z Get Real Tipsy

10/27/2009 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Beyonce and Jay-Z dropped $1200 on lunch at Nello's in NYC yesterday and left a $500 tip ... because they can.


Accompanied by an entourage of about ten bodyguards, we're told the music super tippers ordered white truffles, lobster salad and a bottle of Dom.

Think about that while eating your Mickey D's Happy Meal today.


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I will never go to movies, buy CDs or save for months to see them in concert. They are a gross injustice to mankind.

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I like fast food and home cooked meals over that fancy stuff anyways. I'm reading this while eating this great Popeyes chicken!

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Gosh this post is about how they drop that kind of cash in this economy on lunch. ANNONYMOUZ who cares who you love?
I love money do you care?
Go watch your Jaz-Z you-tube like a broke ass.

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Jay-Z is ugly, but he is comfortable with himself and well that's what counts. Plus, his looks didn't stop him from landing an awesome career/bank account and a hot wife. I can't say I'm too mad at him.

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I meant to say I will never contribute any type of money to anything that Beyonce and JayZ would profit from. I had to live off equal funds they spent on one lunch for almost 16 years and I worked hard.

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you guys are just jealous that it wasnt you that got that tip. if it were you you wouldnt be complaning that you dont like them or theyre money or anything, youd just be thanking your lucky stars that you got that kind of tip. theyre rich, if they want to spend all theyre money, let em. thats just less theyll have when they really need it.

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i don't hate them becuase they're rich. more power to them. and jay-z put a complete RUNNING WATER system in africa that saved a whole freaking city - he deserves that lobster salad.

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aaahhhh bastuds...whtie truffles and Dom??? god, I hate them. just kidding, I'm totally jealous...that is one classy lunch. good for hard and play hard.

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Good for them. They are a classy couple and aren't afraid to share thier wealth. Nice to see with so many trashy cheap celebrities around that behave in such greedy, self-entitled manners.

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Jay Z gives a mad amount of money to charities and he supports a lot of activities that help inner city youth. Plus he was very involved during the political races last year. Beyonce also gives a large amount of money and time to charities. Jay Z has earned over $500 million in his career and businesses and Beyonce is not far behind in her earnings. Both of them work extremely hard at their professions...why is it 2 African American successful people can not enjoy the fruits of their labor. Donald Trump just threw a lavish wedding for his daughter and no one said a word in disagreement about that? I am sure NO ONE needs a 10 million wedding or a dress by Vera Wang...but hey, it's their money

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u guys complaining about them spending on lunch forget to mentions the last part...they left $500 for another person

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Cest Moi    

Don't hate on Beyonce and Jay-Z! They ate a nice meal, and they left a HEFTY tip, to the benefit of the service staff.

Lookin good, bbs!

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Yolanda Nixon    

And they still have putzes taking their picture while they're trying to enjoy lunch.

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A truffle (pronounced /ˈtrʌfəl/) is a fungal fruiting body that develops underground and relies on mycophagy for spore dispersal. Almost all truffles are ectomycorrhizal and are therefore usually found in close association with trees.
There are hundreds of species of truffles, but the fruiting body of some (mostly in the genus Tuber) are highly prized as a food. Famed 18th century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin called these truffles "the diamond of the kitchen". Edible truffles are held in high esteem in French, Spanish, northern Italian and Croatian cooking, as well as in international haute cuisine.
White truffle Black truffle Chinese truffles Summer truffle The origin of the word truffle appears to be the Latin term tuber, meaning "lump", which became tufer- and gave rise to the various European terms: French truffe, Spanish trufa, German Trüffel, Dutch truffel and Croatian tartuf. In Portuguese, the words trufa and túbera are synonyms, the latter closer to the Latin term. The German word Kartoffel ("potato") is derived from the Italian tartufo (truffle) because of superficial similarities.
The mycelia of truffles form symbiotic relationships with the roots of several tree species including beech, poplar, oak, birch, hornbeam, hazel, and pine.They prefer argillaceous or calcareous soils which are well drained and neutral or alkaline.Truffles fruit throughout the year, depending on the species and can be found buried between the leaf litter and the soil.
White truffle
White truffle washed and cut
The White truffle or Alba Truffle (Tuber magnatum)(Cracker Back) comes from the Langhe area of the Piedmont region in northern Italy and, most famously, in the countryside around the city of Alba. It is also found in Croatia, on the Istria peninsula in the Motovun forest alongside Mirna river.Growing symbiotically with oak, hazel, poplar and beech and fruiting in autumn, they can reach 12 cm diameter and 500 g, though are usually much smaller. The flesh is pale cream or brown with white marbling.Like the French black truffles, Italian white truffles are very highly esteemed (illustration, right). The white truffle market in Alba is busiest in the months of October and November. In 2001, the Tuber magnatum truffles sold for between $1,000 and $2,200 US per pound (€1700 to €3800 per kg)Truffle hogs have been used historically in Europe to help find truffles. However, more recently, dogs have become preferred for truffle hunting since they can be trained not to eat truffles when they find them.
Giancarlo Zigante and his dog Diana found one of the largest truffles in the world near Buje, Croatia. The truffle weighed 1.31 kilograms (2.9 lb) and has entered the Guinness Book of Records.
The record price paid for a single white truffle was set in December 2007, when Macau casino owner Stanley Ho paid US$330,000 (£165,000) for a specimen weighing 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb), discovered by Luciano Savini and his dog Rocco. One of the largest truffles found in decades, it was unearthed near Pisa and sold at an auction held simultaneously in Macau, Hong Kong and Florence.
The Tuber magnatum pico White truffle is mostly found in northern and central Italy, while the Tuber borchi, or Whitish truffle, is found in Tuscany, Romagna, the Marche and Molise. Neither of these is as aromatic as those from Piedmont.

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