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Sep 12, 2006 07:52 PM

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 ( 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.

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  1. Try this article:
    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: He may renew it in time for the holidays, so keep an eye out.

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    1. re: foodiegrl

      I ordered from Willy Ray's--and since it was so affordable I threw in some sauces as well. Thanks for the recommendation--that was exactly what I was looking for!

      1. re: erikka

        Figured I'd give you a strong second on Willy Ray's. The place is great and they do an excellent job shipping.

        1. re: billh

          I acidentally checked the "overnight" box on the form and they personally called to make sure that I made a mistake--so I wouldn't get overcharged on shipping. Excited for Dad to get the package--I've had a good experience ordering with them.

        2. re: erikka

          What happened to the $60-70.00 cap? Looks like everything is $100.00 and up.

          1. re: Just Larry

            What are you talking about? The only thing that came close to $100 was the brisket, and I bought a couple racks of ribs at $17.50/each. Compared to the other place I thought they were very reasonable.


      2. Charles Vergo's Rendezvous in Memphis can send Dry Rub Barbecue Ribs anywhere in the country.
        I've had great success with these- make sure to get the sauce as well

        1. 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.

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