They are beef tips, and don't be so quick to condemn your new home. I learned to BBQ from a man who was born in Southern Oklahoma and learned to cook in Texas. Most of Richmond and East Oakland is folks from down Texas, Oklahoma or Louisiana way, and many of them are very fine cooks.
Every Sunday morning, I walk out the front door to the smell of hickory and caramelized pork wafting in from East Oakland. Don't go to Walmart. Unless you want something really fancy, you can always find packers at Smart and Final, as well as Cash and Carry. You don't need better meat than what you can get from those two places.
the meat thermometer was so far past the top reading, it read Taylor
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."