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Tri tip?

OnegrecookOnegrecook Posts: 121
edited August 2012 in Beef
I live in Kentucky and was wondering if tri tip is called something else here? I don't recall seeing this least that I remember. Any help is appreciated.


  • HBmoaiHBmoai Posts: 11
    I did a little search and I believe in the U.S., the tri-tip has the meat-cutting classification NAMP 185D. I'm not exactly sure what that means, but your butcher should. I definitely recommend trying on of these on the egg if you can get a hold of one. Hope that helps
  • chuffchuff Posts: 255
    It's getting to be more common around the country, but you still don't find it all that often outside of the western US. The farther east you go the less common it becomes. I'd personally never even heard of it until I moved to Oregon, then when we moved to western Colorado it would show up in the store once every couple of months maybe. Now that I'm in Nevada it's in stock everywhere at all times. It's just one of those regional cuts of meat. 
    XL BGE
  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 145
    It's definitely a west coast cut. Do you have a Trader Joes out there? Or Costco? I made this one tonight....image
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,451
    Every so often I can find them at Wegman's in PA
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • GramblerGrambler Posts: 145
    oops, haven't figured out the pic thing yet apparently
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  • OnegrecookOnegrecook Posts: 121
    I believe there is a Trader Joe's in Nashville which is about two hours away. Not sure if we have a costco...I'll have to ask my wife. Thanks for the replies.
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292

    Try a Whole Foods if you have them.  That is where i get them in Chicago.

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    I know I tried asking that a a whole foods in NJ, they didn't I'll try again.

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    The guy i asked first did not know what i was talking about at whole foods, then another guy came out of the back and was impressed that a midwesterner was asking for it.  He was from North Carolina.  He knew what it was and that they did have one.  It was not called tri tip on the label.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    @Onegrecook I live in the Lexington area and the only place that I can find them is an independent meat market.  We just got a Trader Joe's and I haven't been there so yet.
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