Find Goose/purchase Chicago/ Christmas dinner
Did you try the live poultry places for geese? Heres a list of several but there are others.
Chicago Live Poultry House
2601 S Ridgeway
Chicago Live Poultry and Grocery
6421 N Western
Ciales Poultry Store
2141 W Armitage
John's Live Poultry and Egg Market
5955 W Fullerton
Did a goose with the wasband for Christmas several years ago. Got it fresh from one of the live poultry places in town. Don't remember which one. Know that there's one on Waukegan Rd. in Glenview, and in Pilsen or La Villita and maybe still Albany Park. Yellow Pages. Try 'em.
P.S. My, there's a lot of grease in a goose!
Treasure Island carries them every year. Fresh geese, fresh ducks (both whole and breasts), fresh pheasants upon occasion, cute little quail...good stuff. And no need to mortgage the house, either. Not cheap, but not exorbitant, either.
I generally go to the one in Wilmette, as I live on the Chicago/Evanston border. The parking is easy and free, the store is small and intimate, the butchers are always very friendly and accommodating, and the meat - no matter what you buy - is always good. Best lamb racks ever! Only drawbacks: no booze, and the fresh fish selection is miniscule - but Burhop's at Plaza del Lago is maybe 10 minutes away, tops.
2. Treasure Island
3. Jewel.... amazing,, but they did have a fresh dressed organic goose there today!
4. Fox & Obel - special order to make sure it is fresh. I bought one there two years ago and it seemed a little "aged".
5. Contact Terra Brockman / www.thelandconnection.com she is a great source for these things.