Nice Ribeyes from our local high dollar butcher!

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by smokymike, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    Had a co-worker give me a gift card to a local butcher known in my area to have top shelve meats. Picked up a couple of 1 1/2 thick ribeye steaks. Wow really nice cut of meat with there special dusting power.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    What did you pay for the Ribeyes?  Everytime I go to the butcher and look at them I realize they need to be reserved for a special occassion.  I think Sams had them for almost 9 bucks a pound yesterday and they where not nearly as nice as yours in the Qview.
  3. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks like a great meal[​IMG]
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking ribeye's. We get them at Sam's once in a while & I've been toying with the idea of getting a whole ribeye ( Sam's sell them ) & smoking it. Or maybe cut a few steaks out & smoke a big chunk. But like you said they are so darn expensive.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats a good looking plate of food. Can I come over I'll leave the wife home. I just went to restuarant depot and got the whole roast for 6.99 lb and it was really good and tender to.
  6. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    Two of these cost me $33.00. I was waiting for the right moment to go and pick a couple up. Just added a little salt and pepper over the dusting powed and grilled them up over medium heat on my charcoal grill then I like to take a stick of butter and rub over the top ( not to much just a little ) when bring them in! Well worth the money. 
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2011
  7. spg1

    spg1 Fire Starter

    I won a monthly drawing at a local meat market for $100. 2 ribeyes and 2 lobster tails + about $10-$20.  It was really really good, but I just can't imagine paying that on a regular basis. 
  8. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Al, I grabbed one at Restaurant Depot last month.  $7.74 lb.  This one was 18.28 lbs.  I cut it into a bunch of 2 lb. roasts and a several steaks, too.  It was well worth the investment.


  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmm... Looks soooo good!! 
  10. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You guys are making me hungry.
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Prime grade 9 bucks a lb here at the expensive place.
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hard to tell with the cooked meat.

    Even the graded meat can be tricky cause there are different levels in each grade.

    A good look at the raw meat tells me if I want to spend extra.  Considering what has happened to prices in my area, it better be a good cut of meat to make me pay the big bucks.  LOLOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    lol I hear ya! 2 ribeyes cost me $33 dollars. Lol thank God I had a gift card someone gave me for $25 dollars. I may go back about once a yr just for that very special occasion. I was at sams to day and check there price on some nice ribeyes and they were $9.99 lb. 
  14. Those look good!

    Here in my corner of Eastern Ontario, my local little butcher/grocer which has been around here for 60 years+  sells prime rib roast for $7/pound regular price. My brother got a very nice 7 pounder last week.

  16. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    Here in Columbus we have a grocery that will put Standing Rib Roasts on sale around Christmas.  I just ordered mine @ $7.49 a pound.  They have boneless for $8.99. 

    They are fantastic when smoked.  I don't really put anything on them, maybe a dash of Montreal Steak seasoning, and go with Hicory and cherry wood. 

    Weather permitting I will smoke it this year and get some picks up.  If not, I will go with the tried and true Salt Dome in the roaster.  The family really seems to like as well, and a lot less babysitting.
  17. big sexy

    big sexy Smoke Blower

    That price I just listed was for Prime.  The normal chain grocers had choice for the same price.
  18. smokymike

    smokymike Fire Starter

    Going to try a couple of thick ribeyes from a local grocery that has a good reputation for there beef. It should be just as good. Looking forward to it thats for sure! [​IMG]
  19. Here in Cali, Costco sells prime for 10.99 a pound. I dry aged this one for 28 days. Turned out pretty tasty :)

    Tasty enough to get another ribeye plus a NY for a 45 day age!




    Last edited: Jan 7, 2012
  20. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a friend who goes to a really great meat market called Ramey's for business. He gets them wholesale for me at $6 # but I only get them a couple of times a year

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