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Prime Prime rib roast

Lydia Bacon Dec 8, 2006 11:34 PM

Does anyone have a good source/contact to buy Prime Prime rib roast. I am serving 200 people. I only am interested in buying the highest grade.

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    OldTimer RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 8, 2006 11:48 PM

    I think you must be more specific as to what you want. Bone in, cooked, raw, grade of beef ?? (I doubt you will get prime) but for that quantity, you might. I suppose I must assume you know whats involved in rib roast for 200. Costco has very good choice beef, but you might want to contact Del Monte Meats.

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      Lydia Bacon RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 8, 2006 11:55 PM

      export (Bone in) prime,aged,...I'm only buying 4 16-20lb whole.

      1. monku RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 8, 2006 11:57 PM

        Allen Brothers...where the best steak houses get their meat. (Where Lawry's gets their prime rib)


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          Cerise 37 RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 12:06 AM

          The meat market (don't know the name) in the back of Cafe Rouge Restaurant, Berkeley, has prime meat. Gorgeous looking prime rib. I am sure the cost will be astronomical, but you could call and find out prices. Call the restaurant and they could give you the number, or The Pasta Shop is in the next room and they would be able to give you a number.

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            Lydia Bacon RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 12:21 AM

            Okay thanks. I guess I'm being a bit naive Im looking for wholesale but I guess that would not be public knowledge. Like not telling who your good cleaning person is. I wouldnt pay over $11.00 for USDA prime grade aged...

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              Lydia Bacon RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 12:37 AM

              Anyone have any tips on wholesale USDA prime-prime rib?

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                OldTimer RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 01:52 AM

                I guess I'm not getting thru. You will not find prime grade aged rib roast for $11.00 lb. To satisfy your curiosity, call a wholesale meat packer (like Del Monte) and ask for the price of wet aged primal cryovac rib roast...prime grade. Since you admit your naivitee, do you have roasting pans and an oven to fit? You might pursue a few cooked rib roasts from a restaurant that has the facilities. It won't be $11.00 per pound, tho.

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                  Lydia Bacon RE: OldTimer Dec 9, 2006 05:25 AM

                  I do have pans and digital thermometers. I have a double viking oven that works well enough. I have a friend who cooks the other two. This is my fourth year doing this. I just wanted to see if i could find any better leads but I'll stick with what I've got, thanks.

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                peepswang RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 07:07 AM

                Skip Del Monte and go straight to Preferred Meats in Oakland (www.preferredmeats.com) if quality is your number one criteria. They are one of the best meat companies in the country and do both wholesale delivery to Northern California restaurants and retail via their internet site. I have used them for all of our high end meat products at some of the best restaurants in SF. They carry several types of beef that are unbeatable in quality, such as Dakota Organic, Estancia, Premium Hereford as well as Snake River Farms Kobe , but your price point will be hard to reach. I pay almost $10 for whole boneless beef ribeyes and I use the Estancia or the Premium Hereford from Van de Rose Farms and I purchase roughly 20 whole ribeyes a week. You will definitely pay for quality beef, but the flavor and marbling difference is amazing. But again, if it is quality you are looking for, that is the place to look.

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                  wolverine61 RE: peepswang Dec 9, 2006 03:35 PM

                  That url does not work.Try http://preferredmeats.com

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                    Lydia Bacon RE: peepswang Dec 9, 2006 07:28 PM

                    Great website thank you! MMMmm meat looks good.

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                    Civil Bear RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 05:08 PM

                    Well, for the first time ever, I noticed last Tuesday that Costco (in Novato) was selling USDA prime rib roast for...$11/lb! I have gotten USDA choice rib roast from there before and been very happy.

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: Civil Bear Dec 22, 2006 06:58 PM

                      I asked the butcher at the Richmond Costco if they ever get USDA prime. He said it comes in unpredictably.

                      Lots of nicely marbled choice grade prime rib roasts for $8 a pound.

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                        Civil Bear RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 24, 2006 10:14 PM

                        The $8/lb for choice-grade rib roast is actually a little high for Costco, so this year I went with a whole boneless NY strip at $4.69/lb.

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                        Hapa Dude RE: Civil Bear Dec 24, 2006 08:28 AM

                        I bought a 3-rib, 7.8 lb PR at Costco (USDA Choice) and I'm currently dry-aging it in my fridge for Xmas. This is my first time dry-aging a roast so i hope it turns out! I'll have to remember to weigh it on Monday to see how much weight was lost.

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                          Roberto7 RE: Hapa Dude Dec 24, 2006 12:42 PM


                          I have two 10lb Costco cryovac bonless ribeye roasts in my fridge right now. How do you dry-age it in the fridge?? Please share!!!!

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                            Robert Lauriston RE: Roberto7 Dec 24, 2006 03:27 PM

                            Here's a topic on that from the Home Cooking board:


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                      jkt RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 06:47 AM

                      That's interesting - where do you find prime & aged prime rib for $11 per pound? Must be a good source...

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                        Bob Copeland RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 9, 2006 03:20 PM

                        For a retail source of dry-aged Prime prime rib, Bryan's Meats in Corte Madera has wonderful meat. Runs about $15/lb for a trimmed Bone-in roast.

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                          rtmonty RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 23, 2006 03:13 PM

                          Byron's Meat Market at the Market Place in Alameda. Dave dry ages lots of them, you can see them in his aging room. Have no idea of the price.

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                            Ruth Lafler RE: rtmonty Dec 23, 2006 04:36 PM

                            That's Baron's. I'm sure they're not cheap!

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                            peppatty RE: Lydia Bacon Dec 23, 2006 04:28 PM

                            I too saw prime rib, bone in at costco, foster city, next to the choice grade($3.99?), but I thought it was 8.99 a pound. I didn't look too closely since I am not doing it this year. You can dry age your own beef, although it'll be a bit short, by opening the package, putting the rib on a rack and tray, putting in your fridge (coldest part if possible) and letting it sit for as long as a week. I've only done about 3 days. Then you trim the dry parts off and cook to your specs. You do lose weight in the process. The meat I mean...

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