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bluishgnome Dec 13, 2007 02:41 PM

I'm looking to cook a rib roast for the holiday and seeing as how I've never really made one before, I don't know where to get a decent rack of ribs and how much it'll cost me.

I'm not asking for the high end butchers because I won't be able to afford it. A good neighborhood butcher or even one of the chain markets (Fairway et al) is what I'm aiming for. Any suggestions and an idea of how much it goes for per pound?

Thanks in advance.

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    banquo RE: bluishgnome Dec 13, 2007 03:02 PM

    I'm looking to do this for Christmas as well. I called Fairway yesterday and they quoted the following: $12.99/lb for prime; $19.99/lb for aged prime. I think they said something about choice as well, but I didn't pay attention.

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      mfrankel RE: bluishgnome Dec 13, 2007 03:11 PM

      Fairway is a good option as is Esposito's on 9th Ave. They bill themselves as a "Pork" market, but all cuts of meat are available (call in advance & order) & their prices are good

      1. cmballa RE: bluishgnome Dec 13, 2007 04:18 PM

        I'm also interested in this, particularly sub-prime rib roasts — a rerun of Good Eats roast episode was inspiring I guess.

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          corndog1 RE: bluishgnome Dec 14, 2007 10:26 AM

          I always buy my standing rib roast at East Village Meat Market on 2nd Ave. & 8th---you do have to order it in advance. I've also eyed the ones at Whole Foods---they look really, really good. For a small portion, I've had good luck with the vacuum packed one or two rib portions from Trader Joe's.

          There is nothing easier in the world to make than a rib roast!

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            sam_the_man RE: bluishgnome Dec 14, 2007 03:38 PM

            Ottomanelli's: Bleecker @ 7th. By far the best butcher downtown. They own their building so the prices are actually reasonable, less then Dean + Delucre or Baluccis or Citarella et al.
            A rib roast isn't going to be cheap anywhere, but I recently bought a small one (2 ribs) for around $50-60.

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