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Where to buy USDA/CBGA Prime?

mike Apr 30, 2003 06:58 PM

I know i asked this last year but cannot for the life of me find the post...Where, apart from Olliffe's can one buy Prime steak?

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    Chili RE: mike Apr 30, 2003 08:50 PM

    What is CBGA?
    As of a year ago, Whole Foods Market at Hazelton Lanes sold USDA Choice (but not Prime). I felt it was overpriced and not as good as Cumbrae's aged steaks. I don't know of any other place that sells USDA Prime. I asked Lobels of NYC if they will deliver their USDA Prime to Canada and they said No...

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      mikeb RE: Chili Apr 30, 2003 08:57 PM

      It's the equivalent to the USDA. See below.

      Link: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/cbga/

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        Chili RE: mikeb Apr 30, 2003 09:01 PM

        Thanks for the info. I personally have never seen this Canadian Prime designation anywhere, but will keep an eye out for it...

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          mike RE: Chili May 1, 2003 04:18 PM

          My gut feeling is that I'm going to be out of luck unless I want to mortgage my house and go to Olliffe's. The shortage of beef at this grade and the difficulty even the steak houses have getting it are working against me.

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      Yermum RE: mike May 4, 2003 12:42 AM

      Olliffe and the rest are listed at the torontolife feature below.

      You can always get on the horn and call around. ;-)

      Link: http://www.torontolife.com/cityguides...

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        Yermum RE: mike May 24, 2003 09:04 PM

        Nunzio's on Bayview South of Eglington (used to be a Bruno's) had USDA Prime Sirloin Steaks today at 24.99/lb.

        Though that will set you back about $22 for a steak, it is beautifully marbled (closest I have seen to Kobe Beef in Canada - though it still pales in comparison) and by throwing it on the BBQ the humblest of cooks can have a piece of meat that is as tender as anything you'll eat in the finest restos. Or so I like to think :-)

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