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1.) DParker - 04/21/2016
I've never paid any attention to them in the past, but I got an "eBates" (the same company that alerted me to the sale on shirts at Kohl's) email about them just a little bit ago and, since I just recently bought a new, larger (and now more empty) freezer for the garage I decided to give them a quick look-see and find out if the advertised "55% off + free shipping" would yield anything worth pouncing on.

[URL="http://www.omahasteaks.com/shop/"]Omaha Steaks[/URL]

With no USDA grading indicated on the their beef their "best value / oz" for ribeyes (which is 4x10 oz steaks) is $60.75 (which is 55% off their regular price), or $24.30 / lb, not including shipping. Best deal on boneless chicken breasts = $46.78 for a 4 lb package (again, shipping not included). > $11.70 / lb.......for chicken breasts. Bacon wrapped scallops? $31.50 / 9.5 oz...or $53.05 / lb. And remember...this is all "on sale" at 55% off.

Are they [B][I]high[/I][/B]?!!!!! Or do they just count on their customers being stoned out of their gourds?
2.) Swamp Fox - 04/22/2016
LOL...

I think the deal is that you need to wait for them to offer a free set of steak knives before you pull the trigger.:-)

Somebody used to send my mom and dad steaks at Christmas for many years. They were always very good. I want to say "Chicago Stockyards" ? Don't ask me how good a value they were. I don't think that was the point, LOL. It wouldn't surprise me if they were several times what you'd pay at the Piggly Wiggly.:wink
3.) Swamp Fox - 04/22/2016
Plus you have to realize that CrOokEdeYe is in Omaha, so that might say something about the situation...
4.) bluecat - 04/22/2016
Peyton Manning sure liked them.
5.) Hunter - 04/22/2016
Just say "no!" And back away slowly
6.) DParker - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=Hunter;41024]Just say "no!" And back away slowly[/QUOTE]

Too late. I said "no" and then ran away screaming like a little girl.
7.) DParker - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;41020]LOL...

I think the deal is that you need to wait for them to offer a free set of steak knives before you pull the trigger.:-)[/QUOTE]

Then I can use them to commit suppuku for dishonoring my ancestors by being stupid enough to pay $11/lb for chicken.
8.) billy b - 04/22/2016
I used to buy them when I lived in Dallas, they are good & tender but pricey. One day I walked into an Omaha store in Casa Linda & the girl behind the counter was freaking out, she had just been robed , I didn't know it but I passed the robber on the way in, when I asked her what was wrong she told me, I ran outside but he was peeling out of the parking lot onto Buckner blvd.
9.) DParker - 04/22/2016
They must have been significantly cheaper back then, relative to prevailing market prices, because I'd bet dollars against donuts that you'd never pay their current regular price of $54/lb for ribeyes. I can get American raised Wagyu (the cows that Kobe beef comes from) ribeye for far less.

I get very well marbled cuts locally for $18/lb (or less when they're on sale) that'll melt in your mouth when I get done searing them.
10.) Jon - 04/22/2016
I generally shop at the commissary for everything, they have average steaks but the prices are incredible comparatively. When I want a custom cut steak, I go to our local mom and pop market where they will custom cut anything for you. It's an actual butcher shop that you don't see too often anymore. I believe we pay $22/lb at that butcher for rib eye.
Not sure I'd pay that kind of money for steak delivered in a truck.
11.) Swamp Fox - 04/22/2016
Hell, I just went to their website and they're selling freakin' flank steak for 50% more than I'd pay for filet mignon if I were out of my mind AND high. I didn't even look into shipping costs.


I used to get flyers in the mail from them that seemed much more reasonable. I know beef and transportation are pricey, but whoa!---Well, let's leave horsemeat out of this----"Holy cow!" :wink
12.) Swamp Fox - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=Jon;41031]..When I want a custom cut steak, I go to our local mom and pop market where they will custom cut anything for you. It's an actual butcher shop that you don't see too often anymore...[/QUOTE]


There was a tiny country grocery store ( "***'s Supermarket") where I lived in another part of the county about 25 years ago that had a great butcher, great steaks (and out in the middle of nowhere!) and he would handle venison as a favor. Don't ask me if he was legally allowed to do that or not, LOL. I suspect not.

Anyway, I was surfing the internet a while back and lo and behold, guess what? They're selling guns now, LOL. I mean the supermarket's still open, but you can also contact them for a quote and put in an order for something that goes "Bang!" in addition to something that went "Moo!" Same business name and everything, LOL.
13.) Swamp Fox - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=billy b;41029]...the girl behind the counter was freaking out, she had just been robed...[/QUOTE]



I have a ton of jokes off this, but I haven't had enough coffee yet, and I'm supposed to be out of here by now...LOL
14.) billy b - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;41035]I have a ton of jokes off this, but I haven't had enough coffee yet, and I'm supposed to be out of here by now...LOL[/QUOTE]

I promise, I hit the b twice.:wink
15.) DParker - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=billy b;41041]I promise, I hit the b twice.:wink[/QUOTE]

That seems kinda' harsh. I mean, she'd just been robed and all.
16.) bluecat - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;41032]Hell, I just went to their website and they're selling freakin' flank steak for 50% more than I'd pay for filet mignon if I were out of my mind AND high. I didn't even look into shipping costs.
[/QUOTE]

This is a phenomenon I don't quite understand. You would think flank steaks around here are the choicest piece of meat. Outrageously expensive. I cornered one of the butchers one time and ask him. "You know where flank steak is located right?"
17.) bluecat - 04/22/2016
They were walking our neighborhood awhile back. [B]Apparently[/B], they were just in the neighborhood and some orders got mixed up and they had all this inventory that they would let me be privileged to buy. Even if the price was low, which it wasn't, I wasn't comfortable buying meat without a history trail. It could have been in a truck for weeks at various temperatures.
18.) DParker - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=bluecat;41049]This is a phenomenon I don't quite understand. You would think flank steaks around here are the choicest piece of meat. Outrageously expensive. I cornered one of the butchers one time and ask him. "You know where flank steak is located right?"[/QUOTE]

Flank cuts have become kind of trendy lately, which might account for it: [URL="http://www.dailylocal.com/article/DL/20160217/NEWS/160219830"]TRENDY CUTS: Lesser-known steaks gaining popularity[/URL]

[QUOTE=bluecat;41050][B]Apparently[/B], they were just in the neighborhood...[/QUOTE]

Was it this guy?

[video=youtube;rz5TGN7eUcM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz5TGN7eUcM[/video]
19.) DParker - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;41032]Hell, I just went to their website and they're selling freakin' flank steak for 50% more than I'd pay for filet mignon if I were out of my mind AND high. I didn't even look into shipping costs.[/QUOTE]

Yeah....$26.40/lb.....ON SALE. But hey, free shipping. :re:
20.) bluecat - 04/22/2016
LOL! That kid almost pulled off the first mike-drop ever.
21.) bluecat - 04/22/2016


He's getting more action than Swampy with a full minnow bucket.
22.) DParker - 04/22/2016
[QUOTE=bluecat;41059]He's getting more action than Swampy with a full minnow bucket.[/QUOTE]

LOL! He's got more game than the Y.O. Ranch.
23.) billy b - 04/22/2016
The kid has game:grin:
24.) Swamp Fox - 04/23/2016
[QUOTE=DParker;41044]That seems kinda' harsh. I mean, she'd just been robed and all.[/QUOTE]


I KNEW there was another joke there! I just KNEW it...But it went right by me...LOL

At least three points...:applause:
25.) Swamp Fox - 04/23/2016
[QUOTE=bluecat;41059]

He's getting more action than Swampy with a full minnow bucket.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=DParker;41061]LOL! He's got more game than the Y.O. Ranch.[/QUOTE]


LOL...

This is just wrong....:-)
26.) DParker - 04/24/2016
All this talk about pricey meat made me want to spend a stupid amount of money on a steak and take my sous vide cooker for another spin...so I did. I forgot to take a pic before vacuum packing it, but this is a Wagyu ("Japanese cow", essentially) ribeye I found at the Central Market meat counter:



70 minutes at 129 F followed by a 30 second sear on each side and...holy moly, it's like eating butter made from beef. Amazing. I can only imagine what full-out Kobe beef is like. But at $49/lb even just locally raised Wagyu isn't something I'll be making a habit of. In fact I only did this one so I could say I've tried it. Now I'm almost sorry that I did. Almost.
27.) Swamp Fox - 04/24/2016
Any reason you didn't round it off to 130?---LOL
28.) DParker - 04/25/2016
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;41111]Any reason you didn't round it off to 130?---LOL[/QUOTE]

Because 129 is what the instructions I used called for, and it works.
29.) Swamp Fox - 04/25/2016
Does the manufacturer give you instructions by weight, or cut of meat, or both? Also time guidelines?

Or did you find help elsewhere?


I hate to say it, but I'm kinda jealous of your meat...
30.) DParker - 04/25/2016
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;41115]Does the manufacturer give you instructions by weight, or cut of meat, or both? Also time guidelines?

Or did you find help elsewhere?[/quote]

Anova gives you an app that connects to the cooker via bluetooth (for remote monitoring and control) and also provides cooking time and temperature guides based on cut, thickness and desired doneness. But I combine that with also surfing the web and finding out what others are getting good results with. For instance, the app doesn't contain any entries specifically for Wagyu beef, so I had to do a little extra research to see if there were any modifications I should make. As it turned out it sounded like I should trim 20 minutes from the cooking time so as to avoid over-rendering the fat.


[Quote]I hate to say it, but I'm kinda jealous of your meat...[/QUOTE]

If I had a nickel for every time I've been told that...
31.) Swamp Fox - 04/25/2016
[QUOTE=DParker;41118]
If I had a nickel for every time I've been told that...[/QUOTE]

LOL....


I don't want to hear from the grammar nazis..."Envious" just doesn't work in the joke...


:grin:




:wink
32.) Swamp Fox - 04/25/2016
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