Most of our Vegas pals on this board usually go to Vegas and eat at fancy restaurants (or good and cheap resturants) and I saw a few posts a while back about which steakhouse is the best. A quality steakhouse will usually throw out big phrases like "dry aged/wet aged", "hand cut daily", "Midwestern/Angus Prime Beef". Etc... I will even dare say that 95% of the resturants in the USA source there beef from either IBP or JBS (both have sub brands such as Angus beef, blue ribbon...etc please feel free to explore them at your leisure) that other 5% of restaurants source locally and from independent and or not includong organic grass fed sources. Normally at your local costco you can find some great "Prime grade" beef.(it really is prime it's just a slightly lower grade then what the restuarant a get) Beef Packers grade on a totally different level so a restuarant or distributor can go in and say " Hey I want prime a5 or something like that!" And get a higher graded steak for example then just regular old you and me. Now occasionally costco will get bone in ribeye roasts. These occasions are strictly around thanksgiving, then again around Xmas and new years and finally around easter. The costco near me started selectively carrying these.. If anyone is not familiar with that piece of meat it is called the "Tamahawk ribeye eye" this piece is sitting at around 3lbs and can feed 2 (sound familiar?) It has this crazy kind of primal bone sticking out that makes you just wanna go Fred Flintstone on this thing! The price is pretty good considering what you get...but that wasn't enough for me. I needed to dig deeper like I always do. Every time they have this "special event" Every few months they have a special meat case they roll out just like when they have the sea food road show. It's filled with these tamahawk ribeyes and beef ribs etc. The whole loin has been ELUSIVE EVER SINCE THEY STARTED DOING THIS ABOUT 1.5YRS AGO! ... That all changed today... it was my lucky day. Apparently for labor day they had the special show going on and they had a few steaks left over and they put them in those cute blue packages. I saw a butcher out delivering other things early in the morning and just for shits and giggles (I always ask every damn time I see these) hey do you happen to have a full loin of the tamahawk bone in ribeyes I say.... You should have seen the look on my face when he said yes we do...you should have also seen the tear almost coming out when he told me I would haveto speak to the meat department manager because they never sold a whole loin (at least that he knows of)....so here we go. Doing the dance shaking the stick it was agreed that he would only sell me one after a friendly conversation. ( I wanted both of the last 2 they had!!!) But anyways here it is folks! And the tall boy for reference... I've gotten bone in around Xmas time a few times before they sell out but this thing was a monster. A different breed. Take a look at the weight...and the price.. 28ish lbs of heaven... my goodness I finally scored. If anyone replys and is interested I will be cutting this thing up in the next few days, I can post pictures of how to and the final product! I WILL BE cooking the blue package tonight... there might be some pictures coming. Only reason I bought that extra piece is because I didn't wanna hassle with the 30lb'er tonight but wanted to cook steak! Here we go again!