Buying Primal Cuts...Be Aware Of Pricing...

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8 years 6 months ago #1883 by barry593
Hello everyone,
Please be certain that when purchasing a primal cut of meat that you are paying the "untrimmed" price for that primal. I've had a couple of smaller butcher shops try to charge the regular display price they charge for trimmed steaks/roasts and the difference is substantial...example...Whole Foods choice NY strip at $16.99Lb.display price for trimmed steaks compared to $10.59Lb for a whole NY strip. They carry aged NY strips also at $23.99Lb so dry-bag aging at home is more than worth it, not to mention all the extra flavor and tenderness, but please be aware of pricing!

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8 years 6 months ago #1884 by RRP
Yes - buyer beware! This might be a good time to bring up the same subject but from a different angle. For instance you quoted Whole Foods, others here swear by CostCo - neither of which I have in my market. I do have a SAMS though and more often than not I buy my choice sub-primals there because they will have a dozen or more in the case to choose from. I go when they aren't so busy and go through the whole pile and I'm getting pretty good at reading the degree of marbling on both ends. :laugh:

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8 years 6 months ago #1896 by toasty
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Yes - buyer beware! This might be a good time to bring up the same subject but from a different angle. For instance you quoted Whole Foods, others here swear by CostCo - neither of which I have in my market. I do have a SAMS though and more often than not I buy my choice sub-primals there because they will have a dozen or more in the case to choose from. I go when they aren't so busy and go through the whole pile and I'm getting pretty good at reading the degree of marbling on both ends. :laugh:


Does your Sam's Club offer sirloin sub-primals? Mine only presents strip loin, tenderloin, brisket, and ribeye. I've contacted Sam's to see if sirloin is available.

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8 years 6 months ago #1899 by RRP
I have looked for but have never seen a sub-primal sirloin there. It seems like when I have tried to ask questions of the folks behind the meat counter/cutting room I always get the "gosh I don't have a clue" look or a 20 word reply that tells me I know THEY don't have a clue! :laugh:

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8 years 6 months ago - 8 years 6 months ago #1907 by Clam Digger
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Restaurant Depot is also a good place for meat.

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