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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/02 10:40:42 (permalink)

Jim,
I do remember the place.. I did go there, and Yes (since that marriage is long over) it was with someone I shouldn't have been with....my first wife !
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/02 11:05:04 (permalink)
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Jim,
I do remember the place.. I did go there, and Yes (since that marriage is long over) it was with someone I shouldn't have been with....my first wife !
oops-sorry to bring up bad memories, sounds like your quite content now though. Chow Jim
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/12 16:46:06 (permalink)
Let me bring this thread back with an "almost on-topic" post...rather than start a new thread.

This week the Mega-Chain Krogers has T-Bones on Sale. The usual $8.99 a lb. is down to $4.99 a lb(using the Kroger Card discount). While the usual plastic wrap 1/2 to 3/4" steaks in the self-serve area are fine for pan frying, we wanted a bit more "body". So I phoned in an order to the Meat Department Yesterday asking for 14 nice 1.5 inch thick (2 lb plus/minus) steaks cut with as much of the Filet as was possible. I picked up my order this morning. They are beautiful. Each is a full 2 lbs. or more, and has the appearance of a well-marbled Porterhouse.

Edited- Sunday Morning-- Here is our Sunday Dinner for 4 in the early prep Stage





We haven't been too happy with the beef we find in the Krogers, or other grocery chains here in So Indiana, but these are about as good as anything I ever was able to find in SoCal. The Utah based Miller-Beef that supplies Stater Brothers and Von's in SoCal was pretty darn good (IMHO). We will report back after a family Steak Fry Sunday evening.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 09:17:36 (permalink)
Charleys's Steakhouse in Orlando has the ultimate surf and turf. A 50 oz porterhouse with a 24 oz broiled lobster tail. It is by far the best large steak I have ever eaten. I had the 64 oz porterhouse
at the Chicago Chop House a few years ago, but it was merely bigger not better.

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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 10:29:50 (permalink)
Hey Al do you ship? Chow Jim
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 11:29:00 (permalink)
Jim... We are Consumers, not Providers!
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 12:41:47 (permalink)
Al, those are really fine looking steaks. I haven't purchased beef, pork or lamb, other than ground, at Kroger in 30 years. Every piece of meat we bought was tough and tasteless. I've never seen anything that looked as good as your steaks in any Kroger here in Ohio.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 12:52:35 (permalink)
Does anyone REALLY need to try and eat that much meat? geesh... I guess it keeps the cardiologists in business.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 12:54:39 (permalink)
If you want it then you need it. Let the cardiologists switch to proctology.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 13:07:52 (permalink)

Michael,
I agree totally. As I said above, we have been very disappointed (especially) with the Beef in the Louisville area. In SoCal we had very good luck at the Stater Brothers Markets near us on the High Desert. Their prices were as reasonable as any chain store and they were willing to take an order over the phone and have it ready in a couple of hours...or overnight if it was a large cutting job.

Here in the Louisville area, Most of the chain stores seem to use beef with an injected "solution" of up to 12 % and then they charge for "premium" quality intead of the Roadkill grade that sits on the counter in plastic forever. The Krogers (3 of them in the New Albany area) will cut to order and do take phone orders (I live about 15 miles from the nearest and don't want to make two trips or wait for any great time.) I wondered if they would use the 'lower'- mass-production grade of meat for their 'Sale' Steaks, but when I saw these I talked a bit to the cutter. He told me that they used the 'custom' grade that they use in the more expensive 'glass case cuts ' of beef. I didn't push for definitions. The cutter did say there are NO Injections in this meat. I did ask that the cuts (T-Bone) be taken from the Porterhouse End of the Chunk rather than just the 'Strip side'. They did do that for me. We tried two of the smallest of the 14 the day we got them. 1.85 lbs per steak. They oven-broiled (indoors) just fine. Nothing added until ready to serve, then just salt and black pepper.
The weather is moderate today, so my Son Josh and I will grill these outdoors over charcoal and some hickory. I will photo the event and try to post the finished product this evening.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 13:25:27 (permalink)


dgschroeder,
Since you are from Omaha, I am a bit taken back by your asking that question.

We bought 14 of those Steaks. They will last the two of us, if I can keep my sons out of my freezer, til Easter. All in all they are the equvilant to the person who keeps several bottles of Bourbon on a shelf, and sips a bit now and then... Oh, that's me too.!

Thanks for posting your opinion and Welcome to Roadfood.[|)]
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 14:40:03 (permalink)
Al, I look forward to reading how the steaks came out. Enjoy.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 18:13:36 (permalink)
Michael,

Here are the photo's as they progressed.

First we see those Steaks as they came off the grill, waiting for the opportunity to make us happy. They were joined by Baked Idaho Russets, Southern Style Green Beans, Sauted Mushrooms, Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls.... and a Marie Callendar's RazzleBerry pie and some Grandkid-baked Chocolate Chip Cookies with Blue Bunny Ice Cream for dessert. The two kids got pieces of steak from the 4 adults, and chowed down quite well on whole menu !



Then we see the aftermath of a quiet dinner at hom with my son and his family. The 4 bones will be shared by our two Scotties, starting tomorrow. They had enough scraps and exercise playing with the children tonight to cause them to hibernate for a day or two.


I'd have to say this turned into a pretty good Steak Night!! The son and his family ate well, we had a great time, and I now have a new 260 GB External Hard-drive installed with my machine to back up my files forever ( I have put this off for years, and now feel a bit safer!)
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 18:22:09 (permalink)
Way to go!
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 18:52:16 (permalink)
I think you missed a little piece on the one in the left corner. Wow! They look great.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 19:44:23 (permalink)
Al ,

You didn't save any for the rest of us ??

How about coming over to my house and cooking up some steaks .
Upstate NY that is .

And as far as eating the big steaks ," if they make it we will come "
Is my motto

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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 20:07:27 (permalink)
Here's a fifty-ounce rib steak recently cooked at home:



The shrunken, compressed image doesn't nearly do it justice.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 21:28:13 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen



dgschroeder,
Since you are from Omaha, I am a bit taken back by your asking that question.

We bought 14 of those Steaks. They will last the two of us, if I can keep my sons out of my freezer, til Easter. All in all they are the equvilant to the person who keeps several bottles of Bourbon on a shelf, and sips a bit now and then... Oh, that's me too.!

Thanks for posting your opinion and Welcome to Roadfood.[|)]
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 21:29:03 (permalink)

I don't make any claims about the steaks we enjoyed being record setting size...but 4 32 oz'ers sure filled the bill (so to speak) for this family. It was a good dinner and made for a very pleasant evening!

AHR, That slab of Rib Steak really looks pretty good too!
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 21:29:21 (permalink)
don't understand the taken back part? because i live in nebraska means i have to eat meat by the pound?
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 22:03:51 (permalink)

Nothing personal intended. Omaha has a national reputation as a beef Production Center. Omaha steaks are shipped to lovers of good beef around the world. I was playing an association by geography match.

When it comes to diet and eating habits, To Each His Own.

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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 22:16:53 (permalink)
Mayor, you are right about the Logan. I know Roadfood is not about chains but their Rib eye is the best. Too bad we don't have a restaurant down here in south Jersey, Rat
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 22:59:31 (permalink)
hey "creekrat", I finally have a neighbor on this board! I live in Egg Harbor Township! (work at the Borgata)

How about you?

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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/15 23:06:14 (permalink)

The Mayor lived in Ocean County (New Egypt)New Jersey for 6 years back in the 70's.
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/16 12:31:57 (permalink)
Ellen

I've been known to stop by the Borgata on occasion .
We run trips to the Showboat usually every other month , than I jiteney it over to Harrahs and if time the big "B" .
Next trip is Feb 12 th .

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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/16 19:02:22 (permalink)

Notice of Disappearing Resources!

Please be advised that the photo of the four(4) Classic T-Bones posed after the dinner last night, is now inaccurate. Sometime during the day today Two (2) of the Bones disappeared from their refrigerated storage bag and apparently were consumed by unknown creatures. High on the list of suspects are two (2) Scottish Terriers who have been lurking near the kitchen since the bones were placed in storage. Additional evidence pointing to the dogs in question is based on dirty brown noses and muddy fur the alledged "Perp's" display after attempting to bury the remaining evidence of their crime.
Plan to see at least one and perhaps as many as three episodes of LAW & ORDER based on this event.
more to follow...film at 11

Post Script to the original story of Steaks on Sale

After last nights dinner my son decided to check the local Kroger Market for some of this beef. The Sale ended Sunday Night,so he thought he would not be able to get it at the sale price. WRONG !! The Meat department had two uncut sections of the T-Bone region left and offered to cut him some Steak at the sale price. He cell phoned me from the store and I added another 8 steaks to the order he was giving. So the end result...After the weekend Meat-Fest is that We have added 17 of these beauties to our freezer and my Son managed to get another 8. Now to get him to invite me over for dinner next week sometime !!
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RE: Where to find the Largest Steaks ?? 2006/01/16 19:40:06 (permalink)
Mayor, I pass by New Egypt on 539 on my way to my sons house in Ewing at least once a week. Have you ever been to Emerys for pies and preserves in New Egypt? It's a great place, Rat
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