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Is Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick a clip joint? (beef quality)


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Is Steakhouse 85 in New Brunswick a clip joint? (beef quality)

tamerlanenj | Dec 14, 2009 08:07 AM

My scam radar went off big time when I read Steakhouse 85's bold claims of selling "Premium Gold Angus!!" steak, with no mention anywhere of USDA labels.

So I went to this "Premium Gold Angus" company's site, and it turns out their steaks rate from mid to upper Select to choice. (They have to "levels": Platinum and Blue Ribbon. The Platinum is "modest" marbling (choice) and the Blue Ribbon is the upper two thirds of select to "low choice."

So, basically, that seems to tell me that Steakhouse 85 is selling no better than USDA choice steaks for Ruth's Chris prices. We've seen tricks like this with beef marketing before (I mean, heck, the whole Angus phenomenon itself is a sham). Can anyon confirm that his place does or does not sell USDA prime steaks?

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