Last Thurs. I made the 40 mile trip north to Fairway Market to purchase a USDA "Prime" Rib Roast for Saturday family function. Fairway had advertised "Prime" Grade Rib Steaks or Roasts for $8.99lb and I ended up purchasing a nice four bone roast, weighing 10lbs and costing $90. just to see if "Prime" grade made a difference. I'm glad my wife doesn't access this site, cause she wouldn't be too happy about the cost.
I only make Rib Roast two or three times a year for Christmas and Easter Day family dinners or on a special occasion and only when it coincides with the Shoprite Supermarket sale price of $4.99 or $5.99lb for USDA "Choice", which has always been satisfactory. Fact is I prefer brisket over rib roast, since brisket is more versatile with less waste and cheaper.
On Saturday I prepped the roast by applying a light coating of gravy master, then sprinkling it with some kosher salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder. Placed the roast on the gas grill over low heat and after 2 1/2 hours removed it and let it sit. The Roast was juicy and tender, and a decent one time experience, but not outstanding enough to sway me from the cheaper "Choice" grade roasts I have always bought.
Hey, just my opinion, don't tell my wife.
(seasoned and ready for roasting)
(off the bone and ready to be served)