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Foodluva Jun 25, 2007 09:50 AM

Heading down next week for and extended stay and will be BBQ'ing extensively. Does anyone have any meat/butcher suggestions? How about a quality fishmonger? I'm familiar with Wegmans and Whole Foods but perhaps someone can point me to some high quality specialty stores. Any advice is appreciated....

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    bobk RE: Foodluva Jun 25, 2007 11:22 AM

    Foodtown Red Bank,Rt35(broad st),custom meat counter,ask for Rick or Scott.....................

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      tom porc RE: Foodluva Jun 26, 2007 02:24 AM

      Wegman's and Red Bank Foodtown are good all-around choices.

      I am not a seafood eater but others tell me Little Silver Seafood, Klein's in Belmar, Navesink Fishery in Middletown and Bayshore Fishery in Fair Haven are good.

      Sadly, the butcher around the corner from me passed away recently so I've been going to Wegman's, Foodtown and Ceriello's in Long Branch. There is also Monmouth Meats in Red Bank and more gourmet-ish is Rumson Market but I havent tried those places.

      Hopefully, others will reply with their favorites or correct my recs. I am not familiar with gourmet shops, sorry.

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        OGguy RE: tom porc Jun 26, 2007 05:22 AM

        Try Jody's fish market on Route 35 in Neptune

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          Deb Van D RE: tom porc Jun 26, 2007 08:40 AM

          Was that Andy's, Tom? Wondered what happened there, I hadn't realized that he had passed away. Too bad.

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            tom porc RE: Deb Van D Jun 28, 2007 01:54 AM

            Yes. He had a nice write up in the Press a couple of years ago.

        2. val ann c RE: Foodluva Jun 26, 2007 06:32 AM

          Sabatos in Belford has very good sausage. They make their own fresh Italian sausage (hot or sweet) and breakfast links. Their smoked kielbasa is made by Pulaskis from Sabatos own recipe.
          I find their meats to be very good quality. I don't think they have specialty items on hand, but they are an old-fashioned butcher and will order what you need and cut it how you want. Ground beef is ground while you wait, in an ancient grinder.
          Very friendly service. A real neighborhood place.

          Sabatos Prime Meats
          (732) 787-9119
          113 Leonardville Rd
          Belford, NJ 07718

          Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/valann/6...

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            joonjoon RE: Foodluva Jun 26, 2007 08:04 AM

            I get most of my meat at BJs....great price/quality.

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              Molly186 RE: Foodluva Jul 26, 2007 05:40 PM

              Monmouth Meats in red bank has the best meat around. They carry prime and will custom cut anything for you. They are also on the web www.monmouthmeats.com

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                taboni RE: Foodluva Jul 26, 2007 10:37 PM

                Monmouth meats is ok but I only go to Citarella in Red Bank for meat. Been in business for over 100 years. USDA Prime and they dry age in house.
                Ray's in Little Silver for fish.

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                  TomT RE: taboni Jul 27, 2007 03:29 AM

                  Other fish options: Lusty Lobster in Highlands supplies many of the big restaurants on the shore and has a small retail space in the front of the shop. Also, the Belford and Point Pleasant Sea Food Co-op's.

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                    Molly186 RE: taboni Aug 3, 2007 09:39 AM

                    Have you gone to Monmouth Meats lately? They have new ownership and their varieties are numerous.They also carry real prime beef I know I buy there. Molly

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                      Barbarella RE: Molly186 Aug 3, 2007 12:53 PM

                      Where is Monmouth Meats located?

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                        HillJ RE: Barbarella Aug 3, 2007 02:29 PM

                        Red Bank/Monmouth St

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