I was very surprised at the average quality of the new York strip steaks we purchased over the weekend for a family gathering. These were purchased at two different Wal-Mart stores on Saturday. I purchased a total of 9 (three to a package) NY strip steaks, each about 3/4" thick. I eat my steaks medium rare to rare. It was cooked on a gas grill after sitting at room temp for about an hour with oil salt and pepper on them. My steak was tough, plain and simple, especially for a medium rare steak. You will not get these steaks at the prices walmart sells them for anywhere else - Lowe's foods was double and food lion was about 1/3 higher as well - but even so, after spending $50 on steaks and researching the cost and driving all over looking for a great deal to feed my extended family, we were pretty disappointed. I would recommend getting something a step down, save a few dollars and that way you are not spending so much $$ on so much meat that might not be as good as what you would expect..