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Grand Mart--Hanger steaks at $2.39/lb

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Grand Mart--Hanger steaks at $2.39/lb

PollyG | Dec 13, 2005 03:16 PM

I had an opportunity this weekend to explore the new Grand Mart in Sterling a bit more. While the meat case boasts all the usual run of the mill items like chicken feet, there were some very good prices on hard to find cuts of beef. A two pound cyro-pack of "hanging beef tender" (i.e. hanger steak/onglet/butcher's steak/butcher's tenderloin) was $2.39 a pound. The same cut was available pre-sliced, but the connective tissue that runs down the center of the cut had not been removed and I'm not sure why anyone would want to buy it that way. Skirt steak was $3.99 a pound.

The seafood counter is perhaps half the size of the one at Super H and so far, they're keeping it clean and aroma free. I picked up a package of 3 large, cleaned squid for about $3.00 a pound. Warning--the "cleaning" did not include removing the cuttlebone inside.

The frozen seafood section has some intriguing selections of flash-frozen fish, such as tiny little chunks of croaker. I believe this selection is more extensive than Super H's.

They are beginning to have some of the ready-to-eat pickles and such. I brought home a big container with 3 banchan (spicy radish strips, watercress salad, bean sprouts) that will hold our family for two meals, for the ridiculous price of $2.99.

Parking is likely to remain challenging at this location. I found a spot behind the store but the lot is clearly not meant to handle this much traffic. The store was *not* gridlocked inside and the short checkout lines moved quickly.

Link: http://www.lobels.com/recipe/hangergr...

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