Help! Ox tail and veal bones for stock
Any help would be appreciated!! I need to know where in the Bucks County/Phila area (will travel) I can locate a place to find ox tails and large veal bones for making good veal stock.
I looked at H Mart and they don't have it, so not really sure where to look next.
I would give Main Line Prime a call. Here's a link to the web site (still under construction but phone number, etc. is there)
He (Derek Davis) got in the most fabulous veal bones you've seen for me. Made great demi glace.
This is a great place to check out in general. Local meats, organic vegetables, cheese, eggs, milk, etc. I live nearby and it's quckly become a staple in my weekly (or even more often) food shopping. Wet and dry-aged prime beef, duroc pork (with the pork flavor from my youth) ... anyway, you get the idea. Great place.
If you're short for time, you can usually find oxtails at Acme. (Sometimes the butcher will stick some in the freezer section if they can't be found in the fresh meat counter).
I'm not sure where you live, but you could try D'Angelo's Butchers on 9th Street in South Philly or in Montgomery County, try Illg's on Folly Rd. Chalfont, PA. If you never been to either, they are both great places for meats. D'Angelo's specializes in exotic game meats and Illg's is an old fashioned german butcher....terrific german sausages. I know Illg's sells bones, not sure about D'Angelo's. Check out http://www.illgsmeats.com/index.html
Although I live in Chester County, I can usually get ox tails in Genuardis. They're not always out in the meat case; sometimes you have to ask the butcher for them.