When did beef get so expensive?
I went to the market (Gelson's in Rancho Mirage) a couple of days ago and thought I might buy some beef, since I am here by myself and my brother does not eat red meat (or pork). I looked at a few pieces that I did not like, and so I thought I would look at ground beef. Gelson's had Angus ground beef for $18.50 a pound, and it looked great, but I wasn't going to pay that price. Then I found some other cuts that were as high as $48 a pound. For that price, I decided to buy fish instead, which I actually prefer, and so I bought some Ahi tuna for $26 a pound. I normally do not pay more than $35 a pound for very good sushi grade Ahi tuna, and so I thought the beef prices were exorbitant, but I was in a high-end market in an expensive neighborhood.
What should beef prices be? I haven't bought it in decades, and so I'm out of touch. I will order it in a restaurant, but not all that often there either.