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Feb 13, 2008 06:38 AM

Lamb Shanks

Looking for lamb shanks in the Baltimore, Howard, Mont county area. I am talking about big, fat ones, not the skinny little cryovaced things in Giant or Safeway. Lamb in general is grossly overpriced in this region, go to NewYork and it is always about $2 a pound. Here they have the cajones to charge $4. I might try the Hallal butcher down New Hampshire Ave in Cloverly, but being Halal will make it cost more. Any clues, anyone?

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  1. Wegman's has top-notch shanks but they're not $2 a pound. Also, Whole Foods.

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    1. re: ko1

      Thanks. Will spend more but shanks is shanks and I hate to go for $6 per pound for something that is 60% bone. Ya know what I mean?

    2. If for some reason your search takes you all the way down to Eastern Market, and you're desperate enough to overpay by 200%, Union Meat Co. at Eastern Market has shanks for $5.80/lb.

      ..which is to say, best of luck - and let us know if you find anything!

      1. I don't know if they do, but you might try the Amish Market in Germantown. If they don't have them, they could probably special order them for you (but you might have to wait a week).

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        1. re: reiflame

          Don't remember the price but got some really good lamb shanks last year at a tiny store in Vienna called Assal market.