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Sep 27, 2000 10:49 PM

Dry aged Steaks - any recs for great butchers in San Fran???

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I've been to Bryan's, Whole Foods, Cal Mart, etc. Looking for a great butcher for dry-aged steaks, lamb, etc. Any recommendations?? Would like to be able to specify size, etc. Thanks in advance.

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    Alexandra Eisler

    ok, I realize this isn't in SF but worth a mention:

    VerBrugge Meats
    6321 College Ave.
    Oakland, CA
    510 658 6854

    I live 2 towns away, but for special occasions make the trek for leg of lamb, prime rib and the truly incredible steaks. Last summer I placed an order for dry aged, prime grade rib-eyes for a camping trip and the meat was superb, exactly what I had hoped for. (I did place the order about 2 weeks in advance.)

    If a trip to the East Bay is out, VerBrugge might be able to recommend someone in SF.

    Hope this helps-Alex

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      Barry Kaufman

      I second Ver Brugge - I have been shopping there for over 20 years ---- ask for Gene or Jerry - drop my name, Barry

      1. re: Barry Kaufman

        Drewes' Market on Church Street around 28th. They've been open for 50 years and do a great job and are really friendly. I've been going there for 9 years or so with a two year break. (I moved up to Petaluma and have just returned to SF) Although their product is still high quality, they are now renting videos. There's a lot more competition in the neighborhood. Give them a shot.

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      Barry Kaufman

      Go to Cafe Rouge in Berkelely - 4th Street - best dry aged steaks in the Bay Area, Barry