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Old 12-19-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Mail Order Steak Companies?

I did a search here using different variations of the above topic title & came up with zip.

So - who here has received steak gifts from a mail-order/online steak purveyor & what did you think of the quality, packaging, etc., etc. I'd like to ship some off to my brother & his fiancee for Xmas.

There are so many different companies, all with comparable cuts, prices, etc., etc., it's difficult to choose.

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Old 12-19-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
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We received an Omaha Steaks gift package once. Very tasty and a great gift to receive. I wouldn't pay for it myself.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:44 AM   #3
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I have never used any myself, but I have heard about Omaha and a few others. What I always here is a problem with consistency. Sometimes they are excellent and other times they are mediocre. For the price you are paying you should never have to worry that they will not be A+.
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Allen Brothers Steaks are supposed to good prime grade steaks, but you will pay a prime price for them. I have no personal experience with them.

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Thanks guys.

AndyM - do you by any chance remember the cuts you received? Since I only cook the occasional steak for myself, I'm sort of at a loss, except I don't think they're "filet mignon" people. I'm thinking maybe some big Porterhouses & some T-bones?
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BC, we got a combo package. There were a couple each of filet mignon, sirloin strips and burgers. I never understood the burgers. Once you grind it up, how would you tell the difference?
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Thanks - yeah, I have no intention of sending any burgers. I'd like something that's both tasty & impressive. I mean, this woman will be my future sister-in-law - lol!!!!
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BC, we got a combo package. There were a couple each of filet mignon, sirloin strips and burgers. I never understood the burgers. Once you grind it up, how would you tell the difference?
The ground beef is a little profit center for them. Plus it's a way for them to get rid of their trim.

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The ground beef is a little profit center for them. Plus it's a way for them to get rid of their trim.

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Sure. That's why I'd never order Omaha burgers. Ground chuck is for burgers and prime vs. choice doesn't matter.
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I've also received several gifts of meats in the past. I liked the Kansas City Steak Company (Steaks Online : Mail Order Steaks & Seafood : Kansas City Steak Company) prime rib and hickory smoked spiced ribs.

My brother often sends KCSC products as gifts.
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