I'm in the Aspen Hill/Silver Spring area of MD and was wondering where you dc/metro peeps get your favorite steaks. I went to Costco last night to try and get some porterhouse steaks (my favorite cut), but they didn't have them in stock. I am weary of purchasing steak from Giant/Superfresh/Shoppers/Magruders, but have done so in the past. Also, I will not purchase meat from the Asian markets. I just don't trust it, haha. I usually just buy chicken from the regular supermarkets and steak/shrimp from Costco now.
I have a few questions regarding where to get the best porterhouse steaks or steaks in general in my area:
1. What do you think of Safeway's beef? The "Rancher's Reserve" stuff. Is it any good? I've noticed that, although noticeably more expensive, Safeways aroung me are cleaner and their meat looks more red and fresh than other supermarkets.
2. Where could I go today, Saturday, to get the best cut of porterhouse steak? I am willing to spend up to 12 bucks a pound if it's good. Still way cheaper than a restaurant. I'm looking to stay as local as possible (MD).
3. Are Bloom or Harris Teeter's (Rockville locations) any better quality(steak-wise) than the regular supermarkets?
Thanks a lot all. I've come across this site a lot in my culinary searches on google and just had to register and join the fun.