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Standing Rib Roast $5.99lb at Publix!

GeorgiaBornGeorgiaBorn Posts: 178
edited 1:02PM in EggHead Forum
Not sure if this is in all their stores, but the Publix up here in Hickory Flat, GA near Canton has beautiful standing rib roast at $5.99 a pound. This is a price they do about 3 times a year. It is normally around $10.99 a pound. Didn't like the one they had in the case, so my butcher buddy special carved two 5lb hunks for me. One for tonight and one was vaccumed sealed and frozen.

This particular Publix has the best meat of any place I have bought meat in the metro Atlanta area. Their steaks are amazing. Honestly, I have never bought a bad piece of meat from this particular store. They know me pretty well up there and actually call me when they have sales like this. Gotta love these guys!


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    sometimes they try to slip select past us.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • GeorgiaBornGeorgiaBorn Posts: 178
    Oh no, this is definitely choice. They don't sell select at this Publix......EVER :)

    As a matter of fact, their choice is as close to prime as I have found.
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,226
    Like Chubby pointed out Monday, our H.E.B. stores have aged prime ribeyes for $5.97 a pound. Regularly about $13.95. They do this every few weeks.

    We bought a couple yesterday for when we return from the 50th state. We may want some 'regular' food by then.

    Spring "Packed, Primed, Loaded And Ready" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,603
    Thanks for the heads up GB! That's right up the road from me.

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    They don't sell select at this Publix......EVER

    I bet they do.

    They don't get to choose their meat, so (speaking on the macro level) "their" choice isn't any better or any worse than anyone else's choice.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Same deal at my Publix in Homosassa, FL. Ad says "Publix Premium Certified Beef, USDA Choice :)
    I do believe I will have some prime rib ala EGG this weekend :P :cheer:
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    But isn't "butcher's choice" the same as choice?????
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,603
    The best steaks I have had came from this same Publix.


    ...I just wish it had been on sale

    Ouch! :S.

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    there are some sales programs that create a second level above choice but below prime. "top choice" is an old moniker for a chunk of beef that can't be called prime but is often sold at a premium.

    "chairman's reserve" is something i have seen too.

    for what it's worth, certified angus beef is really a program developed to up-sell angus beef. it needs to meet certain criteria, but those criteria are set by a council bent on selling angus beef, so buyer be educated.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    Maybe so, but not recognized as a quality grade by the USDA!
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,791
    Greenwise will rarely be $5.99....if ever!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    they operate fully within the grades select/choice/prime, but they cherry-pick from within them

    there are three grades each of prime and choice.
    there IS such a thing as prime^+, prime^0, and prime^-, for example

    if a butcher knew he had choice^+, he could legitimately sell it for more than choice^-

    the CAB program is independent of the USDA system, even though it is still also graded by the USDA

    what's that mean? it means i can sell "stike's super-great certified ultra grade" beef for whatever people will pay. somewhere on the carton it'll have a USDA stamp too.

    or, i can sell "top choice" for more than "choice", assuming it is actually choice^+
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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