Are all "choice" meats the same? CM has it for $12.99/lb and Kroger has it for $7.99/lb both are "choice". Seems like a no-brainer. Any comments??
For no technical reason, I'd go with Kroger. In the broad sense, "choice" is "choice" and "rib roasts" by any definition is great. Did you notice if CM's is Angus - they tend to carry a lot of it.
One thing is true - The "small end", ribs 9-12 are more tender and less fatty than the large end, ribs 6-9. Also, have the meat cutter remove the bones and tie back on for roasting - remove ribs (cook's treat) for easy carving. As the meat rests, "bones on" will hasten the cooking outside the oven.
Bone removal and tie-back was gratis at Albertson's a few years ago - no up-charge.