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Need source, great steaks, East Valley- tonight!

melcarr Mar 2, 2007 10:43 AM

I hardly ever buy & cook red meat but circumstances tonight make it the best choice for a dinner for 7 people. Would like a good source for either filet mignons or New Yorks. I remember reading a post long ago about a meat store in Mesa that was highly recommended by I came up with zilch on google. It was something like "Von Harmon". I'd like some recommendations besides AJ's. Thanks! I live in So. Tempe so I want to stay in that part of town.

  1. Bill Hunt Mar 2, 2007 04:35 PM

    Probably too late, but AJ's (at least in Moon Valley), has great prime filets. They are not cheap, but then one is likely to not find cheap "prime." Lately, we've been getting our prime, dry-aged filets delivered by a gourmet company, and they have been 100%, but you need to order ahead of time.


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      friedmush Mar 2, 2007 02:18 PM

      I like Von Hanson for some things. But for me, where price intersects quality on their steaks I feel on the wrong side of the road. Would just as well pay more for AJ's, or settle for a less expensive decent quality slab of meat from one of the other choices mentioned above.

      1. Seth Chadwick Mar 2, 2007 01:55 PM

        I will also throw in my tip of the hat to Costco steaks. The NY Strips are a favorite of mine and they are excellent in taste and quality.

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          Baxterita Mar 2, 2007 12:25 PM

          I highly recommend filet mignon or NY from Costco. Really good quality and I think oftentimes almost as much as 40% discount from the grocery stores. From what I understand, Von Hanson's is more premium and you'll pay for the difference...

          1. ciaogal Mar 2, 2007 11:50 AM

            You can't go wrong w/ the rib eyes, strips or filet's at Costco. I usually separate the steaks in freezer bags when I get home....their meat rocks!

            We prefer midwestern meats pork over their beef......Their bakery is to die for!


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            1. re: ciaogal
              barry Mar 2, 2007 12:55 PM

              I have to agree about Costco, although there is something special about getting some prime beef from a butcher once in a while. I grilled Costco filets and NY strips last weekend, and they were great. The meat is all choice, but it is always very good.


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              melcarr Mar 2, 2007 11:03 AM

              Thanks to both of you. Von Hansen's is closer so I'll probably go there and will report back.

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              1. re: melcarr
                mitchgx Mar 2, 2007 11:47 AM

                Don't rule out Costco. They have great meat, but I rarely buy there because I don't need that much at any one time (and I hate to freeze anything).

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                ziggylu Mar 2, 2007 10:58 AM

                Von Hansens. I haven't bought their beef but they do sell prime.

                Alma School north of Warner on the West side of the street.

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                1. re: ziggylu
                  IamJacksBrain Mar 2, 2007 12:12 PM

                  If I remember correctly Von Hanson's Meats (http://www.vonhansons.com/) sells ungraded Angus beef so there's no prime. That being said I love their beef.

                  Sunflower Farmers Market (http://www.sfmarkets.com/) also sells very good beef.

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                  barry Mar 2, 2007 10:48 AM

                  I remember something called Midwestern Meats. I've never been there and I have no idea where it is. Good luck.


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