I find their tagline so ironic now.
Last August, I wrote a post singing the praises of Golden West Glatt.
We had discovered the online glatt kosher beef company a year earlier and had come to absolutely ADORE them.
Their meat was AMAZING. Seriously, hands down, the.best.beef I’ve ever had. Whether it was their extra lean hamburgers, their perfectly rippled cholent meat, or their succulent skirt steaks, all of their cuts were PERFECT.
Our love affair was further buttressed by Golden West’s outstanding service and extremely reasonable shipping.
But then late this fall, Golden West stopped “returning my phone calls” – was our romance on the rocks?! Their website hosted a mysterious message about “restocking”. It promised they’d be back soon.
So I waited. And waited. But they never returned.
Finally, a few months ago, the website disappeared all together.
My carnivorous concerns were realized: Golden West Glatt had closed its doors.
So what happened to the glatt kosher meat company we all loved? I’ve heard a number of rumors about why they closing. But since I have no first-hand information, I really can’t speculate.
I can say that my whole family misses their meat. My five year-old asks, wistfully, “Is this hamburger from Denver?” and the glares at his bun, dejected, when I tell him it’s not.
The search for another source of glatt kosher meat is on! I have yet to encounter that melt-in-your-mouth taste from any other butcher, but our local Costco has fortunately started to carry Solomon’s.
It’s not (nearly) as good as GWG, but given that Costco is less than a 10 minute drive, it’s a decent stand-in.
Were you a Golden West Glatt fan? Are you, too, mourning their closing? What have you found to replace your Golden West orders?