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Johnny Prime’s Wagyu Chop Shop Alert!!!

Johnny Prime’s Chop Shop Alert!!!

I’ve got access to some really wild stuff through a Wagyu supplier that I recently became friends with. His insane prices are really hard to beat! And the quality is off the charts – especially the Japanese, Joshu and Olive Wagyu stuff! See below for ordering instructions and this month’s price list. These are NOT available in my e-shop, because we are going directly through the supplier (hence the great pricing).

INSTRUCTIONS

Email me at johnny@johnnyprimesteaks.com listing your name, address, cell phone number and your order. My supplier will be in touch soon after to process the order and take payment. Everything is shipped fresh/not frozen, via FedEx two-day (order enough and shipping is free). There are no limits or minimum order quantities for the list below. LET’S GO!!!

FEBRUARY PRICE LIST

Aussie Wagyu – Sirloin BMS 6/7 8oz – $10ea
Aussie Wagyu – Sirloin BMS 9+ 8oz – $15ea
Aussie Wagyu – Rib Eye BMS 6/7 15-16oz – $40ea
Aussie Wagyu – Rib Eye BMS 8/9 15-16oz – $65ea
Aussie Wagyu – NY Strip BMS 6/7 15-16oz – $40ea
Aussie Wagyu – NY Strip BMS 8/9 15-16oz – $60ea
Aussie Wagyu – NY Strip BMS 9+ 15-16oz – $70ea
Aussie Wagyu – NY Strip BMS 11 15-16oz – $85ea
Aussie Wagyu – NY Strip BMS 12 15-16oz – $95ea
Aussie Wagyu – Filet BMS 8/9 8oz – $55ea
Aussie Wagyu – Whole Picanha BMS 4/5 – $19.95/lb
Aussie Wagyu – Whole Picanha BMS 6/7 – $27.95/lb
Aussie Wagyu – Whole Picanha BMS 8/9 – $32/95/lb
Aussie Wagyu – Tomahawk BMS 6/7 32oz – $80ea
Aussie Wagyu – Short Rib Tomahawk 16oz – $35ea
Aussie Wagyu – Denver BMS 8/9 8oz – $40ea
Aussie Wagyu – Brisket BMS 8/9+ Purebred – $12.95/lb
Aussie Wagyu – Teres Major Petite Tender BMS 8/9+ 14-16oz – $20ea
Aussie Wagyu – Ground Beef 1lb – $10/pack
Aussie Wagyu – Burger Patties 1lb – $10/pack

Japanese A5 – Rib Eye BMS 8/9 Kagoshima 15-16oz – $99ea
Japanese A5 – Rib Eye BMS 9/10 15-16oz – $120ea
Japanese A5 – NY Strip BMS 9/10 15-16oz – $120ea
Japanese A5 – NY Strip End Steaks 15-16oz – $80ea
Japanese A5 – Filet BMS 9/10 8oz – $125ea
Japanese A5 – Filet 16oz Portioned – $150/lb
Japanese A5 – Filet End Pieces – $100/lb
Japanese A5 – Fajita 8oz – $45ea
Japanese A5 – Picanha 14-15oz – $95ea
Japanese A5 – Top Sirloin 8oz – $45ea
Japanese A5 – Sliced Chuck Roll 8oz – $40ea
Japanese A5 – Ground Beef 1lb – $35/pack

Joshu Wagyu – Gunma Rib Eye BMS 9/10 – $130/lb
Joshu Wagyu – Gunma Rib Eye BMS 11/12 – $150/lb
Joshu Wagyu – Gunma NY Strip BMS 9/10 – $130/lb
Joshu Wagyu – Gunma NY Strip BMS 11/12 – $150/lb
Joshu Wagyu – Gunma Filet BMS 11/12 8oz – $150ea

Olive Wagyu – Western Griller 8oz – $15ea
Olive Wagyu – NY Strip 15-16oz – $130ea (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Rib Eye 15-16oz – $130ea (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Fajita 8oz – $15ea
Olive Wagyu – Denver 8oz – $65ea (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Flat Iron 8oz – $45ea (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Rib Cap Lifter/Deckle – $25/lb (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Top Sirloin Baseball 8oz – $20ea
Olive Wagyu – Flank – $25/lb
Olive Wagyu – Cheek – $25/lb (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Ground Beef 1lb – $18/pack
Olive Wagyu – Burgers 1lb – $18/pack
Olive Wagyu – Sliders 1lb – $18/pack
Olive Wagyu – Smoked Sausage 1lb – $15/pack
Olive Wagyu – Brisket – $24.95/lb (SOLD OUT)
Olive Wagyu – Cooking Fat – 24oz – $20ea

Bison Short Ribs – 16-18oz – $20ea

Foie Gras – $70/lb

Central Grocery

This legendary Italian deli in New Orleans is world famous for creating the muffuletta sandwich.

Muffuletta is technically a massive sesame seeded bread, but the name has been coopted here to describe this particular sandwich. When I first saw them back in 2009, I thought they were giant burgers.

So what exactly is in the sandwich? It’s essentially an Italian hero (high quality Italian meats and cheeses) on that circular shaped muffuletta bread, but with one special ringer: the magical olive and giardiniera salad (pickled cauliflower, hot peppers and carrots).

There are lots of joints serving this sandwich all over New Orleans, and even now in NYC.

But the one and only, the original, is Central Grocery. It’s either $10.95 (half) or $20.95 (whole). Below is a half on top, and a whole in my hand.

If you can’t find a place serving muffuletta near you, and if you can’t hop on a jet to NOLA, I highly suggest making one at home. Olive salads and giardiniera salads are usually available in jars at gourmet grocery stores. If you can’t find the bread, just slap those salads on top of a regular Italian hero and you’ll pretty much have it sorted out.

CENTRAL GROCERY
923 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Fig & Olive

Mark this down as one of the best Groupon deals ever. For about $70 my wife and I had a four course meal with cocktails included.

Speaking of cocktails… what an impressive menu of unique items! We tried the fig and walnut julep (left), which was bourbon, elderflower liqueur, port, muddled black mission figs, mint, lime and garnished with shaved walnuts. This was the better of the two drinks, in my opinion. It wasn’t too sweet, as you might expect, and the taste was very refreshing and herbed. The other was the Fig & Olive (right): Organic cucumber vodka, olive oil, egg white, simple syrup, celery, lime juice and blood orange puree. Very nice and light.

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This plate of rosemary bread was served with three different olive oils. All three had a slight bitter flavor to them, as I imagine they are very fresh and very virgin. I’m not sure I’m into that. I like a standard olive oil that isn’t too bitter on the tongue; a slutty olive oil who knows her way around my mouth, if you will… not a pristine, clueless, unfucked virgin.

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First was a trio of crostini, which was shared. The first was burrata (with tomato, pesto and balsamic), the second was prosciutto and ricotta (with fig and walnut), and the third was crab (with heirloom tomato and zucchini puree). All three were excellent. Tough to pick a favorite here. Quality ingredients, fresh flavors, simple, masterful.

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The apps were also prepared beautifully, with great flavors to boot. We had the octopus and scallop dishes. The octopus dish was gorgeous. Tentacles were braised and sliced paper thin, arranged on the plate like carpaccio, dressed with olive oil, roasted peppers and olives, and then garnished with micro greens and roasted baby potatoes. The ‘pus was very tender and clean, with no chew. I don’t know about you, but I like a clean ‘pus.

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The scallop appetizer came with three good-sized pieces that were seared nicely and cooked to the proper consistency and temperature. The sauce was an orange-spiced carrot and olive oil tapenade, and there were some orange segments, micro greens and a citrus dressing to top it off. These were really dynamic, with all sorts of delicious flavors popping around when you chewed.

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Had we been charged the regular menu price instead of the Groupon price, we would already be at $74 without even getting to the entrees, which, together, would have cost $64 by themselves, and then a $12 dessert, too. See what I’m saying? We had $150 worth of food for about $70. Amazing fucking deal!

My entree was the veal Milanese, which was pounded thin, breaded, and fried to a golden crisp and then topped with shredded Parmesan cheese. On the side was a pesto fettuccine, roasted garlic broccolini, and a tomato-mascarpone sauce that was reminiscent of a vodka sauce, but much better. This was a great dish. I typically don’t go for items like this, but the sides of pasta and broccolini (which is one of my favorite veggies, along with escarole and artichoke) sold me on choosing this. I’m glad I got it. Everything was perfect.

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My wife had the Maine lobster bouillabaisse, which also had grilled scallop, mussels and Chilean sea bass in it as well. The sauce/broth base was lobster bisque, which was poured in tableside. On top was some shaved fennel and parsley, and on the side was a saffron garlic aioli and an olive oil cracker. This was a nice seafood dish. I thought it was a bit small in terms of portion size, but it was tasty and we didn’t leave hungry.

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For dessert we shared the Fig & Olive tasting, which came with four bite-sized portions of different desserts. First was a crunchy praline. This was like an elevated nutty, chocolatey candy bar. Very nice!

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Next was a chocolate pot de creme. Very rich, yet light and airy due to the froth on top. A solid tasting, and those little dots on top were some crunchy bits of puffed chocolate or something. Nice touch of texture there.

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Next was my favorite of the four, the dessert crostino. It had pistachios, sour cherries, a mascarpone-style spread, and some micro greens on a cookie. Freaking delicious. So many differetn flavors and textures going on. Complex yet simple!

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Last was panna cotta, which was reminiscent of a strawberry cheesecake with graham cracker cumble. It was very tart, but also very tasty, with a hint of basil.

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Great meal. If they’re still offering the Groupon deal you should definitely get down here and try the food. The ambiance is a bit over the top trendy and “scene-y,” but you’re ultimately there for the food and drinks, right?

FIG & OLIVE
420 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10014