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Omaha steaks in needham

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drtechno Jul 5, 2012 09:06 AM

Anyone been there? Anything to say, positive or negative?

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  1. trufflehound RE: drtechno Jul 5, 2012 09:11 AM

    Buy their stuffed potatoes, then go buy steaks from a butcher or good supermarket.
    My take on Omaha steaks. Their 4 oz filet mignons don't have the silver skin removed and come to @$50. lb. Their other steaks are similarly priced. This for a frozen product. You can go to Wegmans and buy dry aged beef for 1/2 the price or Wagyu for that price.

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      drtechno RE: trufflehound Jul 5, 2012 09:22 AM

      That's what I suspected. Thanks for the info :)

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        Bellachefa RE: drtechno Jul 5, 2012 09:29 AM

        The only time we go there is when the rissotto cakes are half price or better.

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          Bob Dobalina RE: drtechno Jul 5, 2012 09:44 AM

          You should also search on Omaha Steaks on the entire Chowhound website, not just the Boston board. Surely, there will be lots of feedback given its national reach.

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        Gabatta RE: drtechno Jul 5, 2012 09:52 AM

        I've never been to a retail outlet, but have received Omaha Steaks as gifts several times. Each time, I wished that the giver has saved their $. IMO the quality just isn't good, even though they are expensive. If we get them now, we give them to the inlaws.

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          Bob Dobalina RE: Gabatta Jul 5, 2012 10:01 AM

          I have sent grass-fed beef as groomsmen gifts and heard only positive reports:

          http://www.lacensebeef.com/

          It's pricey!

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            Gabatta RE: Bob Dobalina Jul 5, 2012 10:12 AM

            I have never tried La Cense, but that is good to know as I have been incorporating more and more grass fed beef into my diet.

            In the past I have received excellent mail order product from Niman Ranch, Allen Brothers and Lugers. They all trump Omaha by a wide margin, but none have local outlets. They all seem to be very pricey.

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              trufflehound RE: Gabatta Jul 5, 2012 12:37 PM

              I ship lobsters to CA every Christmas and the shipping = the lobster cost.

        2. Karl S RE: drtechno Jul 6, 2012 01:37 PM

          They don't even advertise that they have Choice grade, let alone Prime. That means they reserve the ability to use Select grade meat when they need to or prefer to. Sometimes, it's what's not said that's important.

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