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Old 07-01-2005, 10:46 AM   #11
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Hey guys - See, i have never seen a Choice tenderloin. I'd love to pick one up for 12 bucks a pound.

The only ones i've seen at HEB and Central Market,, are prime. And they are 25-35 dollars a pound...

I wonder if there is a costco here

Do you think a plain butcher shop would have choice tenderloins?
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:55 AM   #12
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Here's the website for their store locator. It's worth the trip but you have to be a member. That costs $45.00 a year. If someone you know has a membership, they can take you. Otherwise, you'll have to pay the $45.00.

http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/Locator.aspx

You can buy a whole tenderloin or a couple of steaks.
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:10 PM   #13
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Andy, what are the advantages of joining Costco? would you reccomend it to someone on a budget?
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Old 07-01-2005, 12:47 PM   #14
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I like to puchase my meat from a local grower/butcher who crows nothing but great meat. I purchased a quarter cow from them last December and have finally used up the meat. I plan on buying half a beef from them. All of the meat came to about $1.50/pound, inclucing the tenderloin, rib steaks, ground beef, flank steak, soup-bones, the works. Now that I know the meat quality they sell (I would suspect prime, but we have no USDA INspectors in the area), because of the marbling, and flavor quality. I know the cattle are corn-finished for several months before butchering.

Even if you have have to drive a bit, and if you can find a cattle grower in your area, that's the way to purchase beef. I won't go back to supermarket beef when I can get much, much better beef, and all ro $1.50 per pound.

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Old 07-01-2005, 01:30 PM   #15
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The advantages of Costco are the ability to buy good stuff, they have a lot moe than just meat, for very good prices. Their prices are usually better than supermarket sale prices.

They also carry stuff that alot of supermarkets don't.

The disadvantage is that you often have to buy larger quantities. For a single guy, that can be a problem. e.g. TP comes in a 24 or 30 roll package. You can buy a whole pork loin or a tray of a dozed chops. A whole sirloin strip, tenderloin, rib eye, etc - or trays of 3-4 steaks. Hambuger comes in 6 pound packages.

If there's one nearby, maybe you can share the cost of the membership with some friends. But you have to deal with the cost of buying large quantities and have somewhere to put them.
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Question: Where exactly do you live?
Who are you asking?

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I live in San Antonio.
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Mylegs because I'm trying to figure out why he cannot find Choice.
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Iron, the only times i see filets are at the supermarkets, i havent gone to an actual butcher as i dont know where one is....
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