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Old 10-12-2022, 02:51 PM
 
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I agree with your thoughts. But if they can afford a house like this, they ain't gonna be impressed with the (lack of) taste and quality of Omaha Steaks.

Lol. It's fine. You seem to know your steaks, which would you recommend?
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Old 10-13-2022, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'm married to a guy who early in his career was a butcher, then owned the butcher shop, then owned a wholesale packing house. He knows his steak, but (like me) has limits on what he will pay for everything we purchase (not limited to just food.)

So our steak come from the grocery store, choice grade, sometimes Angus, on sale. He concedes that prime is better, but the price is crazy.

BUT if I was going to order high end beef, I'd go to Lobel's.

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Old 10-14-2022, 06:40 PM
 
Location: So Cal - Orange County
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Yeah, we never have that problem.
There's just those long days of work where you just need a glass to unwind and don't want a bottle to go to waste. Weekends I never use the Coravin!



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Originally Posted by Jkgourmet View Post
I'm married to a guy who early in his career was a butcher, then owned the butcher shop, then owned a wholesale packing house. He knows his steak, but (like me) has limits on what he will pay for everything we purchase (not limited to just food.)

So our steak come from the grocery store, choice grade, sometimes Angus, on sale. He concedes that prime is better, but the price is crazy.

BUT if I was going to order high end beef, I'd go to Lobel's.
Another place I would recommend for good steaks is holygrailsteak.com. They have great kobe beef, other Japanese wagyu, American wagyu and USDA prime/upper prime.
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Old 10-20-2022, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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Thanks for all the suggestions. We've gotten him a $500 gc to a custom sign company. We see it this Sunday and are so excited!
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Old 10-20-2022, 12:25 PM
 
Location: TEXAS
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So, our good friends are having their basement finished. It's huge--almost 2000 sq ft. We are going to the unveiling next Sunday, and we'd like to bring a gift. What says: Congrats on spending 150K!! LOL
A battery-powered flood alarm, with a lithium 9v battery in it!
(to keep the 150k from growing to 250k!)
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Old 11-21-2022, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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We finally got to see the basement yesterday. It's nice but it is 150k nice? I didn't think so. But it's not my house and they love it so that's all that matters
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Old 11-21-2022, 04:49 PM
 
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We finally got to see the basement yesterday. It's nice but it is 150k nice? I didn't think so. But it's not my house and they love it so that's all that matters
Looks can be deceiving. Perhaps the $150,000 involved many quality is tens you can’t see. Perhaps they included things like under the floor heating, special wall insulation for moisture and temperature, running new plumbing and electrical that wasn’t already in the basement, as well as the added cost for f permits, inspections, and other fees and cost not seen in the basement. Perhaps there were structural integrity issues that had to be resolved before any decorative work was begun.
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Old 11-21-2022, 05:13 PM
 
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I imagine they have a bar?

Bring them a nice 30 year Scotch

https://winechateau.com/products/gle...31883138924649

Bring them a 10 year old scotch and tell them to open it when they pay off the home improvement loan. It will probably be at least a 20 year old if not a 30 year old Scotch by then!
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Old 11-21-2022, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I hope they installed an elevator. I would have.

If the 2000 feet is super long, then an indoor shooting range. (Had this in my other house.) Sure was great to daily practice. Even had a chronograph set-up.
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Old 11-22-2022, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Don't get any knick-knacks or wall decor, they may already have plans and you will make them very uncomfortable if they have to say they love it when they really don't. Get something consumables you know they would enjoy. Wine or beer or some "vintage" soda flavors in glass bottles like orange crush or 7up or fun flavors. I've gotten as gifts six packs with mix and match flavors that are fun to try. Get a case worth of mix and match.
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