This has to be a common problem. That is, if there is a WinnDixie Supermarket near you. Like many other red blooded Americans, I purchased a 1 1/4" New York Strip marinated and seasoned it for the obligatory weekend steak on the Barbie. It was cooked perfectly to a red, tenter and a ideal Pittsburgh Blue crust. Afte removing it from a thet fire, I let it rest about 12-15 minutes.
It looked beautiful. Suddlenly the dissappointment factor kicked in - It was tough as a an bumper on a Yellow Cab and had absolutely no flavor. I thinly sliced about half of it and it was still the same. Apparantly their beef source is from a purveyor that doesn't feed out the cattle long enough on corn before going they go to the slaughter house. They're saving money by cutting corners and by doing so, it is at the expense of customers who know the difference, Management should take note or move over.
My question is this. Should I take the other cooked half back to the butcher, ask him to sample it, or shove it up his..... or go to the store manager and do the same or go to the corporate office in Jacksonville where I live and create a scene. Under the management of the founding family, the Davises, the Winn Dixie stores were known as the Beef People, a bold statement and was true. Now that the founding brothers are deceased and the son Dan, whom I grew up with, has gone on to other interests. The stores are staffed with immigrants, rednecks and kids that don't know a rutabaga from okra . I'm pissed. its not way to run a major grocery chain. By the way, in this market, Publix is eating their lunch. I prefer to go there but the WD is closer.Maybe the answer stick with Publix and avoid future disappointments. Many times I have left a WD because I could not fulfill my grocery list.Much of their market appeals to people that unfortunately have to rely on food stamps.
Now, I will be appreciative of suggestions tof how to deal with the other half of the meat besides Stroganoff, hash, stew, yada, yada .Be careful. I know what you're about to say....