Last Wednesday, as I simultaneously sank into vacation mode and revved up for holiday mode (i.e. had a vodka gimlet), my doorbell rang. The handsome dude at the door informed me that he’d been in my neighborhood delivering frozen steaks, etc., and had some leftover, broken cases on the truck which he needed to unload at rock-bottom prices.
He really did have a frozen-foods truck with “Wicked Good Meat” logos on it, and a professionally-made brochure. He showed me his meat ;), all vacuum-sealed and portioned. Said it was comparable to Omaha Steaks. I am normally very resistant to sales pressure and skeptical to a fault, but damn, did his bacon-wrapped filet mignons look appealing! I dithered and he offered me a broken case (9 portions) of the abovementioned filets for $25.00. And as we chit-chatted, I discovered that I work with his uncle. SOLD! I dug the money out of my purse; he puttered away in his little truck.
I am planning to cook a couple of them up for New Year’s Day dinner, along with some garlic smashed potatoes, Alton Brown’s green bean casserole, and homemade yeast rolls.
Do you think I was taken? Anyone ever heard of “Wicked Good Meat”? At roughly $2.75 each, and a minimal blip on my wallet, how bad would these filets have to be to make me cringe in shame at being fleeced? And most importantly, have you ever bought meat from a stranger off a truck?