Mail-order meat--looking for recommendations
My father's birthday is next week and I'd love to send him something meat-y in the mail since he's quite the hunter and very much a carnivore. Steak seem a little redundant since he buys half a cow every few months. BBQ seemed like the perfect idea--I found one place (http://www.jackstackbbq.com/) but the prices are out of my budget--I've got a cap of $60-70, plus I'm wary of ordering incredibly expensive meat from a website I've never heard of nor tried. Does anyone have any suggestions for places that ship reasonably priced, good BBQ meats or frozen game/fowl? Thanks in advance.
Larry was probably looking at the Wagyu link. Since no one had mentioned Willy Ray's in the thread until you did, I was confused also - the last posted link before you post being the Wagyu site. It was only after I looked at the Steingarten article that I saw where you'd gotten Willy Ray's site.
Try this article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5444411
If Rosengarten approves, then I would feel comfortable ordering it.
Also, you can always order the old standby Omaha Steaks. nothing too fancy, but consistent quality with a great customer service program. We had a box of meats sent to the father-in-law that went missing. They sent a replacement box with no questions asked.
I know it's out of your range, but Rosengarten occasionally offers Wagyu (American Kobe-Style) Brisket from time to time on his site. You can see the last offering here: http://www.kci-com.com/lp/rr/bbq/texa... He may renew it in time for the holidays, so keep an eye out.