Omaha Steaks

Discussion in 'Rusty's Grill' started by WillUSAF, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

    So my father-in-laws bday is Monday and we bought Omaha (for some reason I always hear Peyton Manning now) Steaks. We have never had them.
    Has anyone ever bought them and do you have any secrets on preparing them?
     
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  2. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    I’m interested to know too. I love steak.
     
  3. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I consider myself a steak lover, but given the choice, I'd have pork.
     
  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Omaha Steak is an over hyped product for suckers. Now some of their side dishes are not too bad.

    For a special occasion, go to your local meat market or grocery store and have the butcher custom cut your favorite cut of beef, preferably grass fed, black angus. (For a party, I had Kroger custom cut 17 large Nolan Ryan ribeyes about 20 oz each.)

    If you are in Texas, the Kroger Nolan Ryan beef is good. HEB has really good grass fed Black Angus beef.

    Another option is to go to a quality steak house near you and purchase steaks from them.

    I don't have a Golden Corral near me, but regard Omaha on a par with their bee.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2020
  5. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Dion,

    Edd & Nina sell their steaks at Taste of Texas
     
  6. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

    I only buy my meat from our local butcher but he has said a few times that he would like to try them so my wife bought them
     
  7. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    They are ok steaks, but I agree with this assessment.
     
  8. WillUSAF

    WillUSAF 250+ Posts

    UPDATE:
    Sabre and ii was spot on with their assessment of the Omaha (peyton again) Steaks. My father-in-law liked them but he really doesn't know good steak.
    I would never buy them again.
     
  9. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    My experience with the mail order steaks. Ok. Not bad, but not great. A nice option to have during the coronavirus shut down.
     
  10. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    Sounds like the Spring Creek Barbecue of steak. Avoid it if you can, but if you just absolutely must have it, well, go ahead.
     
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  11. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Funny about spring creek bbq. When they opened wife and I really liked it the two times we went. Since then have been disappointed on two subsequent visits. Don’t really have a place in Katy we consider outstanding anymore.
     
  12. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Nash,

    I like Rudy's brisket, but the sides suck. Nice drive out in the country to Hinze's in Sealy.
     
  13. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I was going to say Rudy's but not sure where one is in relation to Katy. Hell, for that matter though, any length of drive is worth it to avoid Spring Creek.
     
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  14. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    There is.a Rudy’s on I-10 inbound between Mason and Westgreen.

    West side of Harris County is hurting for BBQ, as well as most every other kind of food.
     
  15. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Loved Hinze when it was on the road to matagorda. Great Texas atmosphere. Haven’t made it to the Sealy location but I will.
     
  16. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    The one in Wharton burned down a few years ago. I’ve been told they reopened downtown rather than on the bypass.

    I was told Sealy is the brother. It’s on 36 South of 10 about 3-4 businesses from freeway.
     
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  17. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Well at least their rolls and cobbler are very good.
     
  18. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Rudy’s—Try their smoked pork loin, it’s pretty good.
     
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  19. horninchicago

    horninchicago 5,000+ Posts

    I'll take your word for it. My last foray into Spring Creek was probably around 1997 in Bedford. Still can't get the taste of that dried out rubbery brisket out of my mouth lol. Hard to screw up rolls and cobbler though. They should change the name to Spring Creek Sides and Desserts.
     
  20. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    There is a Starbucks now in Sealy. Almost crashed the car when I saw it.
     
  21. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah I took wife to see the original but it was after it had burned down so we decided to go see the new one downtown thinking they had done the same type of establishment. Not so, didn’t even go in when we saw what it looked like. And it’s true the rolls and cobbler are good at Spring Creek but that’s about it now.
     
  22. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Goode Company Bar BQ on Kirby is pretty good. Not Mueller’s or Black’s good but probably best Bar BQ for greater Houston. I would go there every month or two before Covid.
     
  23. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    It took Jim about four yeas to get it right. My last visit, I called Levi and told him the togo order got thrown away. It was horrible. Good BBQ is worth the money, but I have a problem with $14 for a brisket sandwich, chips and DP; better be really good and it hasn't been in a while.
     
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  24. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    It is really high. I agree. Heinz in Wharton was good but it burned down. Joe Cotton in Robstown burned down. That leaves driving to Oakville to Van’s Bar BQ or to Mueller’s or Black’s in Lockhart. Lulling has two good places. Pit Stop Bar BQ in Galveston is pretty good. I just make it myself every 3-4 months. Your limited in Houston if you want good Bar BQ. Meat prices are going up. Get ready.
     
  25. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Do you like Gatlin's?

    Have you tried Joe Cotton's at five corners?
     
  26. AC

    AC 1,000+ Posts

    Never been to Gatlin’s I have been to the new Joe Cottons location and it is good. Just not the same as the old place.
     
  27. Chop

    Chop 2,500+ Posts

    Other good bbq options in greater Houston vicinity:

    Joe’s in Alvin.

    Mikeskas in several locations roughly between Houston and Corpus.
     
  28. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Never been to Joe's Will have to try it on my grandson's lacrosse trip to Friendswood

    Not a fan of Mikeskas
     

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