We have a company over here called Restaurant Depot. Caters to obviously restaurants and the food service industry, sure you all have something like it. You have to have a business license or be a non-profit. Won't go into how I got my card, that is another story. The jist of this thread is that I always go in this place expecting to spend $ and it turns into $$$$. Ohh, by the way, frying oil had doubled in price in the last 14 months. Soybean oil was $18 for 25 liters it is now $36 and same amount of Peanut oil was $56, I'll be dipped in xxxx!
USDA Choice Strip 16.5 lbs. (7kg) before trim. 12lb. (5.4kg) after trim. Normal Restaurant Depot price $8.71, it was on the Bargin table for 25% off, or $6.54/lb. I think it has pretty decent marbling for Select, I also was sure it was Rib Roast when I trimmed off piece to even up. USDA Choice Outside Skirt $6.98/lb. (in vac seal bag, 5 individual pieces when opened.)
I have 55oz (1.5kg) of the Strip, 68oz (1.9kg) of the Skirt and 36oz (1kg) of the Strip trim that will be ground in about an hour when it firms up in the freezer. Then I am going to have a Cheeseburger of my In famous blend for dinner!
I see Tostada, Chili Colorado (if I could just find a good flour tortilla) & Cheese Steak in my future with that Strip & Skirt!