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Snake River Farms (SRF) American Wagyu Costco Deal (Local San Diego) (YMMV)

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Costco Morena in San Diego is doing a trial of SRF Wagyu this weekend and the prices are amazing!

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NY Steak $24.99pp
Ribeye Center Cut $29.99pp
Ribeye Cap $29.99
Top Sirloin $10.99pp
Tri Tip $14.99

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NY Strip $17.49 pp
Whole Tri Tip $12.99 pp

I spoke to the butcher shop and this is limited stock. He also said that they were going to bring it back for July 4th, and Costco in Scottsdale AZ may have this also.




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Picked up a wagyu brisket @$4.99/lb in Austin- we'll see
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Snake River Farms = SRF, not SNF.

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I've never seen beef in a display case, only seafood near me.
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Doesn't look marbled as real Wagyu. Tokyo Central has some better looking American Wagyu for a little less I think if you can find Marukai or Tokyo Central nearby might be a better option. I've seen pictures of some really nice stuff folks are finding for cheap in Texas on some of the FB cooking groups like dperque has mentioned.
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Doesn't look marbled as real Wagyu. Tokyo Central has some better looking American Wagyu for a little less I think if you can find Marukai or Tokyo Central nearby might be a better option. I've seen pictures of some really nice stuff folks are finding for cheap in Texas on some of the FB cooking groups like dperque has mentioned.
Just bought some USDA prime ribeye cap from Costco and I agree, the ones in that display case look exactly the same. I know american wagyu is never going to match actual wagyu, but I would hope it would be a clear step above USDA prime.
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how does american wagyu even work? just doesnt make any sense
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how does american wagyu even work? just doesnt make any sense
Well, when a mama Angus and a daddy Wagyu love each other very much....
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Well, when a mama Angus and a daddy Wagyu love each other very much....
Do it
like they do on the discovery channel, come on get now....
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how does american wagyu even work? just doesnt make any sense
Per their website:

"Wagyu beef, also known as American-style Kobe beef, is the result of cross-breeding Japanese Wagyu cattle with continental breeds of cattle.American Wagyu beef is prized because of its intense marbling and high percentage of oleaginous, intramuscular unsaturated fat. The name Kobe is reserved exclusively to describe cattle raised in the Kobe region of Japan. Wagyu cattle raised outside of Kobe must be identified as Wagyu or Kobe-style."

https://www.snakeriverfarms.com/a...-beef.html

Per a bon appetite article:

"Domestic or Australian Wagyu and Wagyu hybrids can be excellent meat, often superior to good conventional beef, and is not something to be afraid of. But it will almost certainly not give you the uniquely succulent experience of Japanese beef."

https://www.bonappetit.com/entert...teak-myths
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how does american wagyu even work? just doesnt make any sense
Wagyu is just the breed, which is half the story. The other half is how the cattle are raised, which is the Kobe part (a region, and how they take care of the cattle, like beer, massages, and good grass, free roaming, and no stress).

Saying Wagyu is nearly pointless, its like looking at a family with 2 children, and saying they are identical, when one works at arby's and the other is a heart surgeon.
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Picked up a wagyu brisket @$4.99/lb in Austin- we'll see
let us know how it goes and post some pics

if i ever move to austin, i'm selling all my bbq pits
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Picked some up at Costco in North Scottsdale yesterday after seeing this thread. I bought mostly ribcap. They were selling at quite a significant pace. The SRF wagyu at Costco is their black grade. Gold is their premium grade. I spoke with the butcher. Costco gets these whole and butchers them up as they usually do. Which means there is a bit of silver skin still left on the ribcap. I suggest unrolling and trimming the silver skin(very precisely, dont wanna waste any) and then re-rolling it back up. Its good stuff, noticeably better than the prime I feel. But it does not compare to the buttery Japanese A5 stuff at $100+ per pound.
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This is an extremely YMMV deal. I have about 20 Costcos near me within 60 miles and only one has this.
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Picked some up at Costco in North Scottsdale yesterday after seeing this thread. I bought mostly ribcap. They were selling at quite a significant pace. The SRF wagyu at Costco is their black grade. Gold is their premium grade. I spoke with the butcher. Costco gets these whole and butchers them up as they usually do. Which means there is a bit of silver skin still left on the ribcap. I suggest unrolling and trimming the silver skin(very precisely, dont wanna waste any) and then re-rolling it back up. Its good stuff, noticeably better than the prime I feel. But it does not compare to the buttery Japanese A5 stuff at $100+ per pound.
I had Japanese Waguy at a steakhouse before (10oz New York Strip) and the flavor of it is so phenomenal and rich that I can only eat a third of it and I'm pretty much done. In the past, at the same steakhouse, I ate a 16oz dry aged prime ribeye without a hitch.
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