Steak Tips - Watertown/Waltham/Newton/Belmont
where is the best market or butchery to buy steak tips ? Years ago at McKinnon's market in Danvers - they had the best tips - we'd grill them up and moan through the meal. Now that we are in Waltham, other than Whole Foods, who has really good marinated tips (or chicken, turkey, etc etc) ?
We just had the burgundy marinated tips from the Meat House and they were very good. Nice wine flavor but still a good beefy taste. We ordered from the counter instead of getting the cryovac packages in the refrigerator case.
I've seen some hounds recommend Dom's from Malden, but haven't tried them personally. D'agostino's in Arlington has just started to carry a few flavors of their tips. I haven't had a chance to try them yet. Tough choice with the Meat House just a couple of blocks away.
For more generic but still tasty tips, you can try the Steakhouse Tips at Wagonwheel Farmstand on Waltham St. in Lexington, right over the Waltham border near Shaw's. We occasionally grab these for a steak and gorgonzola salad and they scratch the itch.
The Meat House
1285 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446
I like the ones at DePasquale's on Watertown Street in Nonantum a lot. And you pop next door and get some lobster tails for your dessert from Antoines. Happiness.
Not as close as you like, but I really like the house-marinade steak tips at McKinnon's in Davis Square (it is not owned by the same people as Danvers or the others, must have been at one time, but don't know the story). The McKinnon's tips are somewhat vinegary, not as sweet as say, Dom's. They are quite tender, too.