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Old 05-08-2005, 12:17 PM   #21
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BTW kleenex.. when I said "cheaper that way" i.e. buy the WHOLE tenderloin and cut your own steaks... the statement I made was obviously relative and begs the question... "cheaper than WHAT?"...

So, to clarify.. ."cheaper" than buying the individual cut steaks wrapped up fancy in that plastic wrap in the store's meat case...

And I should have added to the last post.. you might try shopping at Costco if you have one around.. of Cash & Carry (a smaller version of a restaurant supply place in a few Western states) http://www.smartandfinal.com/store_locations.asp

And I'm told, but never tried, the Walmart (Sam's? warehouse equivalent) have decent meat too, not sure... but I think they all sell good "Choice" grade meat but I've never seen "Prime"... I'll ask next time I go meat shopping.. been too busy eating crab lately to shop for beef
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:11 PM   #22
 
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Be interested if anyone believes/finds Prime grade tenderloin to be worth the extra $10.00? per lb over Choice? However, I don't recall ever buying/having Prime grade in tenderloin either, except perhaps at a restaurant... so I'm not sure...
Around here it averages about $5 more for Prime. Not really worth it in my opinion.

We tried Sam's beef once. The filets are cheaper than other markets, but not as tasty. Can't remember if they were Choice or not.

BTW, beautiful seafoodl!
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:16 PM   #23
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Costco's whole tenderloins are choice grade and under $10.00 a pound. I've had good luck with them, making steaks, roasts and using the scraps and tips for misc. other goodies.

I believe Sam's Club and BJ's also sell choice grade meats.
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Old 05-08-2005, 03:03 PM   #24
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If you want a full tenderloin to cut up anyway you want Lobels.com sells approximately 3.5 pounds of American Wagyu whole tenderloin for the small price of $278.98 or close to 80 bucks per pound.

http://www.lobels.com/store/main/item.asp?item=126
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Old 05-08-2005, 04:46 PM   #25
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Ironchef... you mean these things?

Sorry.. ya know Dungeness Crab is like s e x.. it's almost impossible to get too much

We cheated and bought some shrimp and frozen corn.. and I had to buy the mussels too although I can usually find some nice Penn Cove mussels.. not enough time... and cooked everything up like this...

Dude....that was not cool posting those pics!!!!

I ate something similar to that at this place in Seattle right on the waterfront near the Marriot I think. You could choose from I think 5 different mixed seafood boils (they got progressively higher as the amount/variety of seafood increased) and they put it on newspaper and gave you mallets to break the crab shells. I forget the name, but it was in a little shopping area on a pier that had an arcade in there. It was pretty close to the aquarium.

You know where they had really good food? At the Seattle Art Museum. That little cafe in there was really good.
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:55 PM   #26
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Costco's whole tenderloins are choice grade and under $10.00 a pound. I've had good luck with them, making steaks, roasts and using the scraps and tips for misc. other goodies.

I believe Sam's Club and BJ's also sell choice grade meats.

Julia Child bought her meat at either Costco or BJ's ... I think the former.
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SAM's meat is all choice, and you usually can't beat their price.


Walmart sells select (choice on occasion) and most if not all their meat is injected.
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It is almost impossible to find Prime meat at a grocery store.
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Walmart sells select (choice on occasion) and most if not all their meat is injected.
And that stuff is plain nasty! The only meat I'll buy at Walmart is Louisiana sausage.
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SAM's meat is all choice, and you usually can't beat their price.


Walmart sells select (choice on occasion) and most if not all their meat is injected.

Injected beef? Yuck. I hadn't heard of that.
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