Dining on bison isn’t entirely new.
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At $47, the bison filet at Eddie Merlot’s steakhouse is just as expensive as the New York strip steak. It’s also half the size.

The grass-fed meat has fewer calories, less cholesterol or fat than beef, and consumers can’t seem to get enough. Restaurants are raising prices while the meat — once a niche item — is now stocked by retailers including Whole Foods Market Inc., The Kroger Co. and Costco Wholesale Corp.