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Smitty's Lockhart: It's the Prime Rib Stupid

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Smitty's Lockhart: It's the Prime Rib Stupid

bishopsbitter | Dec 20, 2009 02:41 PM

Previously, I had been less than wowed by Smitty's Market's brisket

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But after today, I realize my mistake.

Their prime rib is absolutely world class and blows away all other meats I sampled there. For $16 you can get a 1 pound slice of it, charred and beef-fat good around the edge, and red rare in the center.

This implausibly large hunk of beef disappeared more completely than spilled gasoline on a hot summer day.

Holy cow . . . sums it up.

I will return time and again just for this cut of meat at Smitty's.

I also notice on my original post that I had not observed that the pits at Smitty's are powered by indirect heat from those piles of logs at each corner. I had not realized the stack pulls the heat and smoke through and over the meats.

I generally dislike confusing sex with food, but in this case it gets too darned close to call.

This was absolutely great meat, needing nothing more except perhaps a tad of salt on the blood rare center of the cut.

Could easily have eaten 2 lbs.

Thanks for reading, and Smitty's thanks for offering this premium meat in your pit.

bb

four stars applies to prime rib ONLY

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