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Old 03-13-2009, 08:31 PM   #61
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I was shopping at Von's here in Hermosa Beach, California, this afternoon. Von's is part of the Safeway family of supermarkets.

They had flat-cut brisket for $4.49 a pound. The briskets averaged about 4 to 5 pounds each, but there's no bone and not a great deal of fat -- it's mostly lean, flavorful beef.

By comparison, they had the following cuts that I noticed (all graded choice):
  • Chuck Roast: $4.49 (great cut up for stews)
  • Tri Tip Roast: $5.49
  • Beef Rib-Eye Roast, Bone-In: $6.99
  • Flank Steak: $7.99
  • T-Bone Steaks: $8.49
  • New York Strip Sirloin, Bone-In: $8.89
  • New York Strip, Boneless: $11.99
  • Filet Mignon: $14.49
So, in my judgment, brisket is a pretty thrifty cut of meat, at least here in God's Country.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:37 PM   #62
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Me too.
I did get a corned beef brisket for Tuesday but it was still way more than I used to pay. At least we'll have corned beef for St Pat's day. Can't wait for Tuesday.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #63
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I was shopping at Von's here in Hermosa Beach, California, this afternoon. Von's is part of the Safeway family of supermarkets.

They had flat-cut brisket for $4.49 a pound. The briskets averaged about 4 to 5 pounds each, but there's no bone and not a great deal of fat -- it's mostly lean, flavorful beef.

By comparison, they had the following cuts that I noticed (all graded choice):
  • Chuck Roast: $4.49 (great cut up for stews)
  • Tri Tip Roast: $5.49
  • Beef Rib-Eye Roast, Bone-In: $6.99
  • Flank Steak: $7.99
  • T-Bone Steaks: $8.49
  • New York Strip Sirloin, Bone-In: $8.89
  • New York Strip, Boneless: $11.99
  • Filet Mignon: $14.49
So, in my judgment, brisket is a pretty thrifty cut of meat, at least here in God's Country.

This is an interesting mix of prices compared to prices in eastern MA.

Boneless chuck $2.99 normally, $2.29 on sale
Tri-Tip - not available
Rib eye - that's a good price. About what I pay in Costco
Flank Steak - usually available in the $5.99 vicinity
T-Bones often on sale for $5.99
NY Strip boneless - $5.99-$6.99 @ Costco
Filen Mignon - Always under $10

All choice grade.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:41 PM   #64
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I did get a corned beef brisket for Tuesday but it was still way more than I used to pay. At least we'll have corned beef for St Pat's day. Can't wait for Tuesday.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:33 PM   #65
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After the huge run around and being shined on..and still no brisket..

I called my butcher to place an order for other meats.To find out he could get me top quality briskets anyway I want them.I ordered it whole.Not bad for $2.69 a lb.
I'll probably get a few at that price and freeze them.Hopefully my order will be ready by tomorrow.. Just in time for the weekend.Glad this quest is almost over.

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Old 03-13-2009, 11:21 PM   #66
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Who knew the meat business was so weird!
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:00 AM   #67
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I was shopping at Von's here in Hermosa Beach, California, this afternoon. Von's is part of the Safeway family of supermarkets.

They had flat-cut brisket for $4.49 a pound. The briskets averaged about 4 to 5 pounds each, but there's no bone and not a great deal of fat -- it's mostly lean, flavorful beef.

By comparison, they had the following cuts that I noticed (all graded choice):
  • Chuck Roast: $4.49 (great cut up for stews)
  • Tri Tip Roast: $5.49
  • Beef Rib-Eye Roast, Bone-In: $6.99
  • Flank Steak: $7.99
  • T-Bone Steaks: $8.49
  • New York Strip Sirloin, Bone-In: $8.89
  • New York Strip, Boneless: $11.99
  • Filet Mignon: $14.49
So, in my judgment, brisket is a pretty thrifty cut of meat, at least here in God's Country.

I just came home from the grocery store. Here some of the prices I found.

Corned Beef Point Cut- 1.69 lb- I bought this one
Corned Beef Flat Cut - 2.69 lb
Filet Mignon 15.99 lb
Chuck Roast 1.99 lb--Great Sale!!!!! I should go back and get more.
Tri-Tip is hard to find on the east coast, but when I can it is uasually around 4.99 lb
Porter House/Tbone 4.99 lb-Sale
Boneless Chicken Breast 1.99 lb-Sale
Ground Beef 73% lean 3.19 lb
As for the rest I did not look at them tonight
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Good for you Munky!

Prices vary so much from area to area - but $2.69/lb isn't that bad.

Let's start another controversy: don't trim the fat and cook it fat side up!
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Good for you Munky!

Prices vary so much from area to area - but $2.69/lb isn't that bad.

Let's start another controversy: don't trim the fat and cook it fat side up!
. . . and just before it's done, stick it fat side up under the broiler.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:59 AM   #70
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my poor brisket recipe is buried under a ton of................well, ..........spirited conversation..........
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