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Butcher in Staten Island?

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BC7903 Aug 19, 2006 11:45 AM

Hi, Am looking for a good butcher shop in Staten Island. A place that I can get veal bones for stock, and other stuff not at the local superstore. I live in West Brighton, but will travel for the right place. Also looking for a good fishmonger. Any info greatly appreciated.

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    Tay RE: BC7903 Aug 19, 2006 04:08 PM

    Hi
    Although not on the Island, I've been shopping at Wegman's in Woodbridge NJ, and their Meat and Seafood Depts and older staff,(Maybe the Managers) are very helpful and personable. The place is immaculate the selections very varied, and they will special order anything you might want. Sort of local store service in superstore surroundings. Once while in the Bakery Dept, I expressed my disappointment at not being able to get the type of bread I like before it was sold out and the counter person suggested I call and "reserve" it. I now call them in the morning, and they wrap, label and hold my order until I arrive. Wegman's might be the answer. :-}
    Good luck!

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      MrsT RE: Tay Aug 19, 2006 08:31 PM

      My aunt goes to Cangiano's on Hylan and/or this other butcher shop on Hylan down the block from the hospital often. My grandfather also used to go to Ariemma's all the time, although I'm not sure they have a butcher there.

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        Tay RE: MrsT Aug 21, 2006 04:36 AM

        I have not been very impressed with Cangiano's cleanliness.
        Novelli's on Amboy and Clark Aves might be a viable alternative.

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          MrsT RE: Tay Aug 21, 2006 11:15 PM

          Truthfully, I haven't really seen her go to Cangiano's in years. I just remember her going there. I do remember her mentioning that other place by the hospital.

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      jpeee RE: BC7903 Aug 20, 2006 01:31 AM

      BC, you may try A&C on Manor Rd a block above the todt hill houses. good luck! jp, in west brighton

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        desantmj RE: BC7903 Oct 2, 2006 05:34 PM

        Hillside Market on Richmond Road in Dongan Hills always has quality products, but has definitley sold me a chicken or two that looked as though it had been quartered by a blind man.

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          desantmj RE: BC7903 Oct 2, 2006 05:37 PM

          oh, there's a good fishmonger on Victory, I think, called Boston Fish Market (or somthing to that effect).

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            annaesm RE: desantmj Oct 3, 2006 12:51 AM

            I haven't been and can't vouch for the quality, but Boston FIsh Market is on Castleton Ave., not Victory. It's on the stretch between the Projects and the Castleton Bus Depot, on the right side as you're heading towerd the depot.

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            Buona RE: BC7903 Jan 11, 2007 12:44 PM

            I've been off the island for 10 yrs and I'm not sure if this place is still there or if it's still family run but check out Arrochar Meat Market on McClean Ave in South Beach/Arrochar. They were our family butcher for probably 30+ years. Old fashioned neighborhood butcher - haven't found anything close to them since I left.

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              tanant442 RE: BC7903 Apr 23, 2009 10:39 AM

              I found Arrochar Meats online and they had received great reviews. I have to add to those reviews! I called and spoke with Dominic who was super helpful with my Easter leg of lamb request. The lamb was delicious, tender and he had the meat cut exactly to my request. Dominic was very accommodating and so friendly. I will absolutely be getting all of my meats (chicken cutlets, steak, summer BBQ meats, etc) from him. They are also so clean - none of that typical "meaty" smell - and their products are so fresh. So happy I found a wonderful butcher. I would without hesitation recommend Arrochar Meats for those in need of a great butcher.

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                BMartin RE: tanant442 Apr 23, 2009 11:06 AM

                For fish, I recommend the fish monger at the Greenmarket in St George. It opens on May 2. The fish is fresh off the boat and hasn't been handled through the City's wholesale fish market so it has a high quality. But, its seasonal and local only, e.g., no shrimp or salmon. The independently run fish market in the Met Food at Hylan and Clove is also good.

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                  StatenEats RE: BMartin Apr 23, 2009 07:14 PM

                  I second BMartin's comments. The fish monger at the St. George Greenmarket is great. Everything looks, smells and tastes as fresh as he says it is. I bought scallops, bluefish live crabs, etc. almost every Saturday last August through November. I'll be first in line May 2. And do check out the fish market at the Met at Hylan and Clove. I buy fish there too, and it's always good.

              2. Flaco RE: BC7903 Apr 23, 2009 01:27 PM

                I like Belfiore on Victory for meat and the Mexican butchers at Top Tomato in Rosebank do a decent job... as for seafood the Asian market next to Modells at the West Shore Plaza has a good selection of fish but it ain't C-Town.

                I'm definitely going to check out Arrochar Meats ASAP...

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