Where can I buy USDA prime beef? (Safeway? Wholefoods?, Specialty market?)?

I live in San Francisco

Depending on where you live some upscale grocery stores carry it at their meat counter. In Minneapolis, for example, the Byerlys and Lunds chain has it. You might also look for a meat market that only sells meats – they often will carry Prime beef.

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Posted by admin - May 25, 2015 at 9:22 am

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Looking for how Ruth’s Chris cook their steaks, not recipe 4 garlic butter!?

Anyone knows how Ruth’s Chris cook their steaks? Besides the quality of meat & a really hot broiler/over, there must be a method & timing to get the same juicy melt-in-your-mouth perfection that comes on the plate.

Actually I think you have everything right there already.

They use a top quality beef that was raised just for them using their standards. They use a patented broiler that I hear gets up to 1600 or 1800 degrees that would not be doable at home, and they use garlic butt on them to season.

To get a great steak, you have to start out with a great piece of beef – that is half the battle.

I agree, they have one of the better slices of cow available.

edited to add: And I would guess that they dry age their beef. The best steaks are dry aged 6-8 weeks. But any dry ageing is generally better than wet aging using enzymes.

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Posted by admin - May 23, 2015 at 7:44 am

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Meat Loaf – Modern Girl – Live 1985

Not sure if this is already up, but it’s a very high quality live recorded performance of the underrated classic “Modern Girl” sung by Meat Loaf.

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Posted by admin - May 22, 2015 at 7:24 am

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How is Prime Rib different from Roast Beef?

Are they the same?

Prime rib refers to a whole or large cut of rib eye roasted then sliced and served. Roast beef can be any cut from the cow.

Prime can also be used to describe the quality of the particular cut. Prime, choice, and select in that order are the 3 top qualities. After select it’s only fit for ground beef and dog food.

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Posted by admin - May 21, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Posted by admin - May 20, 2015 at 6:40 am

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Vigiluccis Restaurant Group in San Diego CA

Visit one of Vigilucci’s nine locations in San DIego County from Oceanside to Coronado and enjoy menu highlights including pasta dishes, savory veal, chicken, prime steak and seafood paired with award-winning wine lists. Vigilucci’s Restaurant Group also offers full-service catering with customized menus and staff to suit every occasion and group size. Buon Appetito!

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Posted by admin - May 19, 2015 at 5:33 am

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Meat Eating Quality: The Chef

Butcher Chapter from the QMS DVD Meat Quality, Science into Practice.

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Posted by admin - May 18, 2015 at 4:57 am

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What is the difference between Roast Beef and Prime Rib?

Roast beef is just a generic name for a cut of beef that’s baked (roasted) in the oven.

Prime rib is roast beef, but a specific cut of beef that generally refers to a Rib Roast, also known as a Standing Rib Roast. Technically, it’s a rib roast using USDA Prime meat, but most restaurants do not use USDA Prime.

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Posted by admin - May 17, 2015 at 4:52 am

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Grade and Specification of Menage Beef

Chef Flynn is in his kitchen cooking Menage beef and educating us about USDA grade and specifications. You may not know that there is more to quality meats than USDA grade. Chef Flynn is cluinary trained at Wales and Johnson. He is an Executive Research Chef.

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