Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet?

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Bluntfacts
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Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Tue, 06/3/08 4:10 AM
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Check out this link.

http://www.lacensebeef.com/catalog/steaks/14

Am I doing the math right? If $21.88 gets me a 5 ounce filet, then $65.64 would get me a 15 ounce filet.

Is Montana beef that great?

MilwFoodlovers
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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Tue, 06/3/08 6:56 AM
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Originally posted by Bluntfacts

Check out this link.

http://www.lacensebeef.com/catalog/steaks/14

Am I doing the math right? If $21.88 gets me a 5 ounce filet, then $65.64 would get me a 15 ounce filet.

Is Montana beef that great?
If I had a heart attack or was in danger of getting one, perhaps that might justify the price of this healthier beef. I'm neither, so no.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Tue, 06/3/08 8:07 AM
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if you compare the price to other natural beef purveyors, you might find that it's in line.

Lobel's: 6 oz for $32 (although this is prime)
Niman Ranch: 7 oz for $22

raising cattle naturally is more expensive than not. filet mignon is probably the most expensive cut from the most expensive part of the animal. the prices should be considered with that in mind.

people don't choose natural beef only because its health benefits. the taste is different. the texture is different. there are environmental as well as philosophical considerations. thankfully we all have a choice.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Tue, 06/3/08 6:29 PM
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I know that I've seen veal tenderloin go for $70 a pound, but I'm not sure what state it came from.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Tue, 06/3/08 10:54 PM
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Bluntfacts,
Sorry, you will not get a 15 ounce filet for $65.64. You have to pay a minimum (ground transport) shipping charge of $15.99 on top of that. So in the best case scenario where your state does not charge sales tax on food, that amount of beef will cost you $81.63. But remember, for that amount of money, they go to the trouble of freezing that beef for you, because everyone(?) knows that freezing beef makes for the best steak experience.

The La Cense website only talks about selling frozen beef over the web. Since restaurants in Manhattan are also using their beef, the beef is also being sold through other channels.

Another producer who hired a PR agency to flog their goods. I am waiting for Marathon Enterprises to find an agency to flog a pound of their natural casing Sabrett frankfurters over the Internet for $30.00 a pound, including shipping. I buy them in pay-as-much-as-you can-pay-for-food Manhattan supermarkets for $5.00 a pound.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Thu, 06/26/08 5:45 PM
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At "Cut" in LA, Wolfgang Puck gets $20.00 an oz. for his Waygu Filet.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Thu, 06/26/08 6:35 PM
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Anything costing that much per lb. best come in high heels & sequinned, or at the very least, wash it's own dishes and fetch dessert.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Thu, 06/26/08 7:18 PM
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Originally posted by Pat T Hat

Anything costing that much per lb. best come in high heels & sequinned, or at the very least, wash it's own dishes and fetch dessert.



Amen to that. At my age I'd rather have the truck washed and the dished put up, LOL.

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Thu, 06/26/08 7:41 PM
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Well, we are better off than post-war Germany. They had to use wheelbarrows to bring their money into the markets for food. We can use convenient shopping carts to carry our currency in and depart with our purchase in a small plastic bag. Isn't progress wonderful? We don't have to buy wheelbarrows!

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Fri, 07/4/08 3:53 PM
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You may be referring to PRE-WAR Germany. The incredible rate of inflation during the Weinmar republic was one of the factors leading to Hitler's election as chancellor. Post WW II, the Germans relied on whatever currency the Allies provided (coupons; ration cards).

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Fri, 07/4/08 4:10 PM
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Well, We will celebrate the 4th of July sharing a 2 lb Porterhouse later this evening. (Family picnic and fireworks will be tomorrow due to weather concerns tonight).
Cost about $11.50. Even add in some gas money for the trip to the grocery about 5 miles away (cost spread over all the groceries purchased on that trip) and we have Steak for two for about $12.00. I'm satisfied, and the boss will be too, 'cause I am doing the grilling and she made the Potato Salad last Night...so her work is about done !

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RE: Seventy Dollars a pound for a filet? - Fri, 07/4/08 4:45 PM
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I have always thought that a true top quality steak was well worth the price. To those whom have never been to a Top Notch Steak House and had one I am sorry. Heck a great steak is less than a tank of gas now...Russ