Good steaks for father's day - where to order?

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  1. Tackle

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    Want to get some steaks for fathers day for the old man. Looking at feeding 4-6 people.
    Would like to try waygu or some higher end steak ordered online. $500 or so budget.

    Suggestions or ideas? Never bought meat online but have been to all the local meat markets.
     
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    Order? You don't have a local grocer/butcher that can supply you with fresh beef?
     
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    Looking at what you want to spend you want something fairly special. You aren’t getting that at a grocery store or Costco.

    I’ve had a lot of the mail order steaks. I get them from work maybe 3-5x a year. I’ve had Omaha, Chicago Steak Co., Snake River Steak Co, DeBragga, and KC Steak Co.

    Imho the best was Snake River with Chicago Steak a close second. They have great American Wagyu Ribeyes and Filets. You should be good to feed 4-6 for $500.

    I’ve been meaning to try Pat LaFrieda. It’s a real butcher shop that has tons of dry aged selections. Since moving from the NE to FL the butcher shops just aren’t the same so if I find nothing around town I order from Snake River about 75% of the time.

    I live in a large city and can source better meat from online than 99% of local shops especially for you want specialty cuts like certain aged Wagyu. Now if I’m just grilling a steak I’ll buy local but if I want specialty aged beef order is the only way to go unless you have a top tier butcher shop. Now you are going to be paying over $100-150 a pound but it’s nice for a splurge.


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    I like Snake River Farms and D’Artagnan.
     
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    Snake River has this right now. It’s a nice sampler for $500 and would prob leave you a few steaks to cook at a later date. Maybe save the filets for you and the lady for a “date night”

    2-32oz ribeyes
    2-18oz strips
    2-10oz filets
    75 day dry aged American Wagyu

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    You better hurry if you want them by Father Day. If you want to buy locally look at the steak. It should have a marble look to it. The little white scatter is what will make it tender and juicy. Don't trust your judgement then look for USDA prime or Black Angus beef.

    if all else fails just ask for help. Explain what you want and put them on the spot while being pleasant.
     
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    We have a local butcher who gets stuff from them all the time. It's good to go from the feedback I have seen. Never bought any from him myself so YMMV.
     
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    From what I’ve seen even some of the artisan butcher shops don’t age their own beef and it comes from a reputable supplier. And it’s a lot harder to find Wagyu than you would think in FL.
    From what I’ve been told it reduces the risk of loss there is an issue with the aging process and the meat is lost.

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    I would look local, should be a meat shop around with good stuff.
     
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    https://www.piedmontese.com/
    Or
    https://www.fairwaypacking.com/

    I've had beef from both places and you can't go wrong with either. Had steaks from Piedmontese for mothers day and they were great! I get all my beef from Fairway Packing because they are local. Both have great customer service.
     
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    I've had Omaha steaks and they were good.
     
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    Believe me (or not) the best steaks we have had recently are PRIME FROM COSTCO.
    These were equal to the steaks at the "BETTER" steakhouses...
    Not sure the price per pound, the last batch 3 2" thick steaks was about $60..
    Seared edges in a cast iron pan, then into the oven...no charcoal or gas YUM
    Twice baked potatoes, baked scouped out, mashed re stuffed with butter cheddar cheese made in advance, then nuked for a minute to reheat....double YUM...
    Sauteed onions with mushrooms and garlic....
    Be sure to "rest" the steak for about 5 minutes before slicing or serving
     
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    Omaha are not PRIME, compared to Costco prime they were fair...
     
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    I've gotten this a couple of times from Walmart and it's really good.
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    Not the kind of quality I'm looking for. Have tried all local meat markets finest at one time or another but am in the hunt for higher quality.
     
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    The best steak I remember having was years ago while doing a ‘work bee’ at a relative’s house near Kalamazoo, MI. I commented on how great the steak was. She said it was ‘high end’ from the local meat shop. After that I think the prep factored in, the other big factor.

    Another idea is get ahold of a moose or an elk, after dispatching with your 300WSM. Cooked right in the crock, either will rival the best beef.
     
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