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Oct 8, 2007 09:57 PM

West Side Tri-Tip Butcher/Meat Market

Haven't had much luck finding quality, affordable Tri-Tip cut beef in local markets. Any suggestions? I know London Broil is very similar but its not cut as well for marinating/group meals.

I've heard Bob's mentioned a few times.

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  1. Check Vons. When it is the weekly advertised special its at $2.77/lb . I go to the Vons in Hermosa Beach. Real Butchers that will custom cut if you ask and are very friendly as well. As to the tri tip I BBQ on coals and its very juicy and flavorful..

    1. Costco has it all the time. $5.99/lb.
      Even Trader Joe's has it.

      1. Hows Markets have a sale on choice tri-tip every few weeks, i was que-ing it all summer long. Sometimes $2.99 or $3.99 a lb.. Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder and Onion Powder.

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        1. re: Burger Boy

          Sale at 2.99 untrimmed and 3.99 trimmed Choice seems like a good deal. Never had the meat from Hows but when I read todays LA Times out fell the Hows ad and there is was. Sale Starts Wednesday!!

          1. re: Foodandwine

            Actually it is usually trimmed and the internet Ad today says $2.99 trimmed, I do not know if I have ever gotten untrimmed from them.


            1. re: Foodandwine

              The $3.99 is trimmed Tri-Tip Steak, that is a great price also! I like the whole Tri-Tip personally!

              1. re: Burger Boy

                BurgerBoy you are correct. just went to to recycle bin. Front Page Hows USDA Choice Trimmed Tri tip Roast 2.99/lb limit 3 roasts. Page 3 USDA Choice Trimmed Tri Tip Steak 3.99/lb. Anyway try the ones at Vons when you get a chance just curious what you think. I like em allot. My son loves this meat. Great Sandwich too. Bollios from the mexican bakery tosted in the oven till crisp. Blend 1 can Chipolte Peppers in Adobo sauce in a blender mix a few spoons in with mayo till your liking spread evenly on both sides of Bollio. Assemble with Arugula. One heck of a sandwich either hot or cold..

                1. re: Foodandwine

                  I have had Von's about a month ago, it was good also. I just love Hows, great people, great service and you know the meat is choice or prime. Von's has Ranchers reserve or whateve their house brand is, the last time I check with the FDA, they grade meat Prime, Choice, Select and all other! Angus means nothing Ranchers Reserve, Restaurant Cut and some of the other gimicks stores use is terrible! Long Live The Hughes Family! IMHO

          2. I'll mention Bob's, too. They had a $6.99/lb PRIME tri-tip roast there that was pretty spectacular. Not sure if that special is still going on.