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Where I can purchase a skirt steak in B-more?

daeglo Aug 7, 2006 08:47 PM

My favorite cut of meat to cook at home is a skirt steak (a.k.a. hangar steak or Roumanian steak). I have not seen a single grocery store or butcher stock this cut?

In New York City (where I lived for the last 20 years), it is a common cut found in any grocery store. The cut is flavorful, tender, and cost-effective.

Where can I find this cut? I live in Mt. Washington (near Pikesville).

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Lowbar Aug 7, 2006 09:08 PM

    Would be surprised if you couldn't get it at Treuth. http://www.treuth.com/

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    1. re: Lowbar
      daeglo Aug 10, 2006 05:59 PM

      Just called their retail outlet. No hangar steaks, and they "very rarely" carry skirt steaks. (Their unintentional pun not mine).

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      pleiades Aug 7, 2006 10:25 PM

      Cierello's in Belvedere Square. $11.99 a pound for Prime

      1. rcheng Aug 8, 2006 02:08 AM

        I've found it on occassion at Costco as well (at least the one in Sterling, VA).

        1. ko1 Aug 8, 2006 12:12 PM

          Wegman's in Hunt Valley has skirt steak as well.

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            PollyG Aug 8, 2006 02:14 PM

            In this region, skirt steak and hangar steak aren't the same cuts, although there are some similarities. Skirt tends to be much thinner. For skirt steak, any market that is aimed toward Hispanic customers should have it, as that is the cut used for fajitas. Expect to pay $3.99/lb or less at your local bodega.

            Hangar steak isn't as easy to find. The Grand Mart chain often stocks it in cryrovac packages at $2.79/lb as "hanging tender". At that price, it comes with the sinew between the two halves of the cut and you will need to separate the two steaks yourself.

            It appears that there is a Grand Mart in the B'more area:
            6901-14 Security Blvd., L11, Baltimore, MD, 21244,
            Tel : 410-594-9840. You may want to call ahead to be sure they have the hanging tenders, as I've seen the one in Sterling VA run out. I've never seen them out of skirt steak.

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              oakenfoodie Aug 8, 2006 03:04 PM

              Buy local!

              The producer that sells meat, lamb and poultry at the Waverly Farmer's Market usually has skirt steak.

              I just can't remember their name. They are usually on the right side as you head south through the market.

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              1. re: oakenfoodie
                ko1 Aug 8, 2006 03:59 PM

                Are they still there? Haven't seen them lately.

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                  oakenfoodie Aug 10, 2006 11:27 PM

                  yup. I bought a skirt steak two weeks ago. I was out of town last week, so I can't vouch for then.

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                chesapeake72000 Aug 8, 2006 03:15 PM

                I have had the exact same plea as you, and used to bring skirt steaks back from the NY area all the time. But now I have a sporadic supplier in Annapolis where I live. The local Giant will order skirt steaks for you, and they generally will put out on the shelves whatever you don't buy. If you do it enough they tend to get it in sporadically and stock the shelves without you ordering -- or so it seems from my experience. It's usually 5.99 lb. and is generally of very good quality -- an exceptional buy, although sometimes the price is 7.99. Wegmans has vacuum sealed skirt steak for 9.99 lb -- it's good.

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                  daeglo Aug 10, 2006 05:56 PM

                  Thank you so much everyone. I have enough to go out and seek my prized steaks.

                  As far as hispanic based stores. Where are they. Any suggestions?

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                  1. re: daeglo
                    hon Aug 10, 2006 06:20 PM

                    Fells Point, on Eastern Avenue, theres a good sized one although I stopped going a few years ago because the people were unfriendly and I am pretty sure I was overcharged for unpriced produce (white girl discount)

                    1. re: daeglo
                      Hal Laurent Aug 10, 2006 06:25 PM

                      Upper Fells Point is a good place for hispanic stores. I believe I've seen skirt steak at La Guadalajara (at Eastern and Wolfe, I think) when I was buying chorizo.

                      Be prepared to point at what you want, unless you speak Spanish.

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                      ribk Jan 14, 2009 11:48 AM

                      I know it is 2 years ago.....Did you find a good place to buy it? I also moved from the NYC area last year and love skirt steak.

                      I have found a great supply at my local Giant in Clarksville MD. The only problem is the price. I would love to know if you found any skirt for less than $7.00 a lbs. I keep at least 5 lbs in my freezer at any given time.

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                      1. re: ribk
                        Jason1 Jan 14, 2009 12:03 PM

                        Fresh World in Glen Burnie always has skirt steak. I can't remember the price, but it's pretty cheap. If you don't want to travel that far, you could try Lily's in Columbia or maybe Lotte or Han Ah Rheum.

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                          bobovespa Jan 14, 2009 05:25 PM

                          Yes, I saw big hunks of skirt steak at Lotte Plaza in Ellicott City yesterday.

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