If I remember right, brisket, select of choice was between $2.25 and $2.99 a pound, angus choice was $3.40 a pound. Tri-tip was $4.25 a pound or so. That is at the local bulk restaurant supply place.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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