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Butcher Recs for Christmas Prime Rib in SEA

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Between Tacoma and Everett, where would you go to get a 10-12lb prime rib (for about 8 people)? How far in advance shall I order it in time for Christmas?


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  1. Not sure how far in advance you would need to order but Don and Joe's Meats in the market always come through with top of the line beef.

    1. A and J on top of Queen Anne.

      1. Skagit River Ranch had a sign saying they had Prime Rib Roasts at $18/# at this weekend U-Dist Farmer's Market. I'd give them a call and see if they'll have any this weekend in the U-Dist or Ballard Markets....

        1. I have only purchased a prime rib once - from D&D Meats in Mountlake Terrace. It isn't free-range, grass-fed, hormone-free, etc, but is affordable.

          I can say that this recipe was great - the dry-aging resulted in super flavorful meat:

          1. Thanks for all your helpful suggestions!

            1. Don't know about the size, but i talked to a manager at Trader Joes yesterday who said they are going to be offering all-natural prime rib this year. You might call and find out about size.

              Also we've ordered great prime rib from Bob's Quality Meats on Rainier Ave in Columbia City.

              1. I've bought my Prime Rib from A&J at the top of Queen Anne hill for the last few years. I've never been disappointed.

                That said, I've also bought a wickedly expensive but deliciously aged in house PR at Whole Foods on Rosevelt.

                I've also bought a very nice Rib from Costco (at a much better price than anywhere else) and aged it ala Cooks Illustrated myself. The ageing part was a little creepy (for me) easy and but the meat was really outstanding. You have to remember to get it pretty far in advance.