Usually I buy steaks only when on sale at my local chain grocery store, especially since the price of beef has skyrocketed; the quality of the steaks is also slipping while the price is rising. Rib eye is our preferred cut; a really good rib eye steak is worth every penny. So I checked out a local butcher shop hoping to find higher quality meat at a decent price and was shocked to see the price for angus beef rib eye - a notch above choice grade per the butcher but since my grocer’s beef is also angus beef I suspect they’re the same - at the eye-popping price of $24.99 per pound. That seems excessive, and I’m pretty confident the butcher’s steak isn’t 250% better than the grocery store’s steak.
Would you pay $24.99 a pound for non-prime steaks? What’s the going price at your butcher shops?