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Wagyu Beef @ Balducci's...WOW

justaddwater Jul 3, 2009 04:13 PM

I'm sure there are hounders out there that would like this info. Balducci's has wagyu NY strips at about $17/lb. This is on sale from $46/lb. They look incredible, more fat than muscle. Never had it before due to the outrageous pricing, a nice find.

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    deangold Jul 4, 2009 09:33 AM

    Waygu beef from Japan is tightly controlled and carries with it a quality rating etc. The ad here says Waygu (Kobe Style) which can be a wide variety of things from an imported product to domestic. Just be sure of what you are getting even for the sale prices. If it were true Waygu from Kobe even the regular prices would be too good to be true.

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    1. re: deangold
      justaddwater Jul 4, 2009 10:05 AM

      Agreed. Should have titled thread Wagyu-style.

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        RobertM Jul 5, 2009 12:41 AM

        Bottom line it please: was the meat quality above prime?
        All the back and forth is great, but this is chow not how hound.
        Have you cooked and eaten it.

        Today is the last day it is on sale.

        1. re: RobertM
          justaddwater Jul 5, 2009 03:32 AM

          The strip was very good, I picked up another 5 pounds. Juicy, of course, unusual for strip. Unfortunately, the ground beef was not as tasty as their standard offerings, stick with the steak.

      2. re: deangold
        sekelmaan Jul 5, 2009 08:54 AM

        Isn't wagyu just the breed of cow and kobe the method of raising that they use in Japan?

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          cdurand Aug 7, 2009 06:54 PM

          That's correct only the animal raised in the Kobe region can be called Kobe beef.

        2. re: deangold
          tommyskitchen Jul 5, 2009 11:20 AM

          Balduccis carries the Greg Norman Waygu from Australia, this the price.

          It's good - I haven't tried the strips, as I haven't seen them yet - They used to cut a roast in 1/2" steaks, and although they were delicious, they were way overcooked by the time the meat had any color on it...

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          sekelmaan Jul 4, 2009 04:12 AM

          Wegman's too is carrying Wagyu now starting at 59.99. Also they have a few very nice cuts of dry aged beef as well.

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            cdela12345 Jul 3, 2009 07:34 PM

            Here's all the weekly specials at Balducci's. Much of their Wagyu beef is on sale:

            Their tuna steaks are also on sale at $17/lb, cheaper than the Whole Foods $20/lb. Might have to try those out as well.

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              justaddwater Jul 3, 2009 08:04 PM

              I think I need to go back. I saw the ribeye, but the ground beef might require a follow up. Seafood I get at the Bestway. Whole shrimp head on (can't recall count) $2.99!

              1. re: justaddwater
                cdela12345 Jul 3, 2009 11:46 PM

                I agree, the ground beef looks very tempting. I may give it a try myself!

                I've never been to Bestway -- do you know if they sell good quality Ahi Tuna by chance?

                I'm a tuna freak =D

                1. re: cdela12345
                  justaddwater Jul 4, 2009 10:00 AM

                  There is a Bestway on Telegraph just south of the beltway, might be others. I don't think they have tuna, but do have a number of fresh whole fish. I usually go for the snapper. They also have flounder, grouper, and a number of other fish, shrimp, live crab. You have to purchase the whole fish. This is what a seafood department should be. All at significantly lower prices than Balducci's.

                2. re: justaddwater
                  Henry Spencer Jul 5, 2009 07:02 AM

                  Grand Mart also sells shrimp for $2.99/lb, but I worry about buying shrimp from Bangladesh.

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