Skip to comments.Sticker shock at the steak house; beef prices highest in 27 years
Posted on 04/15/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Edd Hendee reached into the chilled glass case containing cold cuts of steak, the classic Texas entrée upon which he built his restaurant and his fortune, proudly showing off his merchandise like a jeweler displaying his diamonds.
This is a center cut filet, he said. Its the very best filet you can possibly buy. And thats why its expensive.
And lately, at the Taste of Texas restaurant in west Houston, its become even more expensive.
When the price goes from just under $20 a pound to us wholesale to almost $25 a pound, thats almost a $5 increase in this steak to me, Hendee said. I had to pass some of that along to the customers.(continued)
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Buy it at Sam’s Club, grill it yourself.
A think from cattle. But cattle are predators on turtle populations so they are facing extinction.
Moo Eat Mor Chikin. Moo
“What is this “steak” that they speak of? “
The closest I’ve gotten in the last two years is hamburger at Costco for $3.18/pound. But I have to buy so much I could practically assemble my own cow. (Mold required.) Also, although it looks nice, I wonder just how much of it is composed of named pieces of cow I’d actually recognize. It just doesn’t taste like I remember.
As a beef fanatic, I’m appalled at the rising prices. Beef is amazingly healthful - one of the reasons it is being phased out of the American diet. Can’t have strong men and women who might have the strength to fight the feds.
P.S.: another healthful and delicious food - fish - is also getting too expensive for us peons.
Good, this gives the small beef growers a chance to cash in.
I suppose I’ll have to learn to love again...Spam with Steak Sauce, back to the late sixties and seventies.
Sam’s Club is good, but there’s no disguising the fact that meat prices are up. I can’t afford the good stuff anymore.
I just bought 10 lbs of ground chuck for 2.96 lb . Maybe I should go back and buy more... much more.
That’s why we pretty much gave up on fish. I do eat my tuna, though.
(I’ll pay for the beef. Worse comes to worse, I’ll grow my own.)
I expect the price of beef to remain high for the next three years. Major herd losses in So. Dakota last fall due to early winter storm and the severe drought in Texas and Oklahoma has caused the decline in available cattle for market. It is now a supply and demand issue which, as we all know raises the price. Then, there is the Other White Meat, pork.
I hear you there. I would feel guilty for buying one of them.
Edd Hendee is a rock-ribbed Conservative, and runs one of the best steak joints in Texas.
How can I grow my own where I live????!
As a spoiled, formerly happy American, I love wild salmon - completely out of my budget these days. $30 per pound - crazy. I settle for Vietnamese shrimp. Pathetic!
That’s a good price. I would buy and freeze.
“I just bought 10 lbs of ground chuck for 2.96 lb .”
There was a movie called, “Eating Raoul.” I’m sure they’ll have used up Chuck by the time you get back. You might end up buying a few pounds of George and Mike.
The price of scallops is absolutely ridiculous these days as well!
“It’s amazing what you can do with a cheap piece of meat.”