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#91 paulraphael

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 12:31 PM

How about a reasonable source for veal knuckle bones and trimmings? Jefferey used get this for $1.50 something a pound. Now it seems like most shops price like a boutique item.


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#92 weinoo

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:05 AM

I stopped at Union Market last week.  They didn't have veal knuckle or bones, but they had beef marrow bones for about $3 a pound.


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#93 paulraphael

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 11:46 AM

Ok, I have a new contender: Delapietra's Gourmet Meats, on Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn Heights/downtown Brooklyn.

 

I called several shops, including Heritage Meats, Otomanelli & Sons, and Florence about dry aging a chuck roll for me. Everyone hemmed and hawed about it ... either they couldn't get the cut in the quality I wanted, or they had reasons (dubious) why it was a bad idea. Rob Delapietra said no problem, that they have prime chuck subprimals in all the time, and that they'd dry age any portion that I wanted for as long as I wanted. And when he found out my plan (steaks, sous-vided for 48 hours) he said "that's gonna be freakin' amazing."

 

I went in and discussed the options and the yield and everything else, and he cut for me while I watched. No charge for the aging (I payed up front for fresh weight) and he gave me a very friendly discount for buying a big piece.

 

The meat itself looked excellent ... not insanely well marbled but well above average. And the aging cabinet looks like a very clean, custom installation. Not just an improvised corner of the walk-in, which you see in a lot of shops.

 

They're about a 5 minute walk from the borough hall station, where quite a few trains stop. Definitely not the most convenient location for me, but reasonable for special purchases. I can't wait to try these steaks at the end of June.



#94 ED Rails-Steakhouse

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 01:53 PM

Thanks for the helpful information guys.  



#95 afoodaday

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

Not a butcher but Grazin Angus Acres stanbd at the Union Square greenmarket has the best quality grass-fed beef and pasture-raised pork. The also have all kinds of cuts, bones as well as offal. I buy my meat there every weekend.


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#96 weinoo

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:55 PM

For Eater, this is a good piece:

 

NYC - 8 Old Fashioned Butchers


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#97 KennethT

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

I think it's ridiculous that they didn't mention Ottomanelli (on Bleecker).

#98 weinoo

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

Nor Florence, around the corner.


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