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I am just finishing up a Costco prime NY Strip. Typically I go for Restaurant Depot Certified Angus. Angus purveyors usually decline to undergo USDA testing as their beef is always equal to Choice or Prime. To my palate, good Angus tastes better than Costo’s Prime (whose prices have gone up considerably in the past 6 months. In general, Prime will have more marbling, but to tell you the truth, I have dry aged some SELECT that ended up better-tasting than a lot of steakhouse cuts.
Remember, the schmucks who grade beef are Govt. grunts looking at a small core of meat sample from a rib. The rest of the carcass might look like Wagyu, but they never see it. Use your common sense in the meat case. I am not a Tea Partier, or anything, but I don’t let the U.S.D.A pick out my meat for me.