Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
My butcher charges $1.99 per pound for short ribs, jp. They're trimmed beautifully and are very meaty, so the waste factor is very low, even considering the bone. Plus, like Andy, I defat the cooking juices, etc. before I finish the dish.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!