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janete Jun 10, 2007 10:13 PM

I'm looking for a recommendation for a mail order company that ships steaks, ham etc for a Father's Day gift. Any thoughts?

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    mc michael RE: janete Jun 10, 2007 10:56 PM

    Look, the best is Lobel's but it's ungodly expensive. http://www.lobels.com/index.asp?item=... Omaha is nothing special.

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      mpalmer6c RE: janete Jun 10, 2007 11:20 PM

      Allen Brothers is great, also expensive. I'm eating Tallgrass grass-fed beef, very good and costs one-third less. And agreed, nix Omaha. Supermarket-grade beef, and they'll start phoning you up with high-pressure stuff aiming to take advantage of the old and mentally retarded. Scam outfit.

      1. Local RE: janete Jun 10, 2007 11:36 PM

        Niman Ranch does gift packages... http://www.nimanranch.com/

        1. Davwud RE: janete Jun 11, 2007 12:05 PM

          Maybe try calling a couple of butchers in his area and see if they'll deliver.

          The common consensus on this and other similar threads is. Good = Expensive. Crap = Omaha Steaks....I mean cheap.

          DT

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            chocolate RE: janete Jun 12, 2007 04:46 PM

            My vote is for Peter Lugars. Just sent 2 Porterhouse steaks as an anniversary gift this week myself. Very expensive, but the best steaks you probably ever had. (We ordered them when I went to visit my brother and family this winter, and we all agreed to make it a ritual when I visit-they were that good.
            I almost went with Lobels for the anniversary gift because they had this sweatheart steak package (steak shaped in a heart) but I was so confused whether to order Prime, Natural Prime or Wagyu that in the end decided to stick with the sure thing..Lugars. So glad I did. They were thrilled.

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              9lives RE: chocolate Jun 13, 2007 03:03 PM

              I've had the Luger's and Lobel's Prime shipped.

              Thought the Luger's was better.

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                chocolate RE: 9lives Jun 17, 2007 04:25 PM

                Thanks 9 Lives! Glad to hear that.

            2. pie RE: janete Jun 12, 2007 04:52 PM

              http://www.mcgonigles.com/
              I. LOVE. McGonigles. They have the very best steaks! Luckily they are right here in Kansas City, so we can pick them up whenever we get a craving for them, but they also ship!

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                Westy RE: janete Jun 13, 2007 08:44 AM

                Nothing but rave reviews for Kreuz Market in TX. I've ordered the roast beef a few times and the smoked ham once. Comes perfectly smoked. Defrost, heat a bit, and serve. Absolutely outstanding and little different from just raw meat (although, I would agree with posters below-Lobel's is amazing).

                Matt

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