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Prime rib in Chapel Hill/Durham area

romansperson Dec 18, 2009 04:08 AM

Anyone know where I can buy some prime rib in the Chapel Hill/Durham area? I've finally figured out that's what I want to make for Christmas dinner, and it's probably too late to order any. I don't recall ever seeing it at Harris Teeter, Weaver Street or Whole Foods. Would Cliff's have it? I've never been there.

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    goodeatsinadive RE: romansperson Dec 18, 2009 04:32 AM

    Cliff's probably would. Thomas & Sons Butcher Shop in Sanford would as well.

    My wife just said Food Lion has standing rib roasts on sale right now for $6.99/lb. Not sure how good they are, but it's out there.

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      romansperson RE: goodeatsinadive Dec 18, 2009 04:58 AM

      Food Lion?? I would NEVER have thought to look there.

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      walras RE: romansperson Dec 18, 2009 06:25 AM

      Fresh Market has them, and is promoting them on sale at $6.99/lb. Way better than Food Lion.

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        bbqme RE: walras Dec 18, 2009 06:37 AM

        Oooo, gotta swing by there and pick some up.*

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          romansperson RE: walras Dec 18, 2009 02:58 PM

          Stopped by Fresh Market after work - they had a VERY nice looking Hereford standing rib, so I bought a couple ribs' worth. They also had a boneless seasoned variety as well. Thanks for the tip!

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            goodeatsinadive RE: walras Dec 21, 2009 01:52 PM


            The original poster asked where one might be found. I posted the information and mentioned I wasn't sure how good they are at Food Lion.

            I went by and their quantity was limited. However, I went a couple of blocks down to the Piggly Wiggly (God forbid! I know, how lowbrow I'm sure...), and found them there. The butcher cut one about 8 lbs. for me; I prepared it over the weekend and it was wonderful. I'm actually going back on Tuesday for another one for Christmas.

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            cackalackie RE: romansperson Dec 18, 2009 06:30 AM

            HT has the whole beef tenderloin on sale this week for $8.99/lb.

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              romansperson RE: cackalackie Dec 18, 2009 07:17 AM

              This may be my alternative if I can't find a suitable prime rib. Lobel's is selling one that's wrapped in bacon and I couldn't take my eyes off that photo, lol.

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              ncdirtlaw RE: romansperson Dec 18, 2009 08:04 AM

              Trader Joe's has its "natural" boneless prime rib for $6.99 lb.

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