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French Style Butcher?

clamsandwich May 26, 2007 11:12 PM

Does anyone know of a French-style butcher in the L.A. area? Or any other place that carries obscure stuff like hanger steak and suet. Thanks.

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    Burger Boy RE: clamsandwich May 27, 2007 05:53 AM

    I believe i saw hanger steak at Costco & Jons, most markets carry it. Suet might be a little hard to comr by but I am sure someone has a source.

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      mc michael RE: Burger Boy May 27, 2007 05:57 AM

      Due to its flavor and popularity, hangar steak has proven expensive and harder to get in LA than it used to be.

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        Burger Boy RE: mc michael May 27, 2007 08:17 AM

        That is funny, hanger steak used to be a butcher steak, no one wanted it but the butcher, he would bring to his family. I lived in Santa Barbara in the mid 80's tri-tip was maybe $2 lb or less on sale, as starving students we could get15 lbs of tri-tip and some beer for a total of $50 and feed 10-12 no problem on a saturday afternoon. No one wanted tri-tip it was the trow away/leftover peiece, now look at it!

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      markethej RE: clamsandwich May 27, 2007 08:05 AM

      I have bought hanger steak and suet at Marconda's at the Fairfax Farmers Market. But, what exactly do you mean by "french style?" My understanding is that french butchery is different than english (american) butchery in that 1) the meat is not aged, it is sold bloody and 2) the actual manner in which the animal is divided is different. N'est pas?

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