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.
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.
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.