Memorial Day seems to be the unofficial start to summer. And summer means outdoor entertaining and barbecue gatherings.
A popular food item choice among grillers is tri-tip, which is a cut of beef that sits at the bottom of the sirloin. Not only does it have a great flavor, but also tends to be lower in fat than most other cuts, so it's a good lean cut. We asked several local grocery stores how much they are selling this popular meat item for.
is having a sale on tri tip for Memorial Day for just $3.99 a pound, which is half off the normal price. It also has pre-marinated tri-tip steaks that come in teriyaki and garlicky Santa Maria flavors. >> 16325 Ventura Blvd, 818.386.0118.
has tri-tip for $6.49 per pound, which comes pre-marinated in Santa Maria flavor and carne asada flavor. The carne asada marinade is a citrusy, tangy and spicy blend. >> 17640 Burbank blvd., Encino, 818.990.7751.
normally has some of the best values. Regular tri-tip here is $4.99 per pound and $5.99 for pre-marinated tri-tips, including Santa Maria, BBQ and teriyaki flavors. >> 16847 Ventura Blvd, 818.789.0242.
is a great option if you are kosher and still want meat for the holiday. They have brisket here for $6.99 a pound, which is the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. >> 17977 Ventura Blvd, 818.343.7900.
Gelson Markets has regular tri tip for $9.99 per pound. It does not sell pre-marinated beef. >> 16400 Ventura Blvd, 818.906.5780.