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You Can Subscribe To These Steaks

They’re All-Natural, Quite Punctual Midwesterners

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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We always figured the future of eating at home would involve small pills containing a three-course meal inside. What we didn’t foresee were hulking U.S. steaks regularly landing on our doorsteps. What fools we were.

Now that Nebraska Star Beef is offering up “steak subscriptions.” The company claims to work with small ranches across states like Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas to source hand-raised, all-natural beef to deliver cuts like tri-tip, Wagyu ribeye and filet mignon to customers.

Nebraska Star rejects any hormone or antibiotic-fed beef and details the process in which it drives the cattle themselves to a trusted "artisanal" butcher shop that dries, ages and freezes the beef to exacting specifications, marking somewhat of an advancement in how meat-by-mail gets supervised and raised in a direct-to-home program.  The brand has thus far been responsible for helping to set standards for a natural beef line at Whole Foods.

Right now your choices are many. For $79.99 a shipment, you could have five pounds of pit-ready Angus brisket delivered every 15 days to prepare at home. Or go for something from the "Wagyu" department, say a fourteen-ounce ribeye, dropped off every 30 days as a monthly, $59.99 treat. If this whole mad enterprise frightens as much as delights you, you could even just stick to a package of $19.99 burnt ends every 60 days.

Though we will always kind of wonder about you.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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