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Wanted: Corned Beef in the East Bay

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chemchef Apr 4, 2008 02:23 PM

Does anyone know of any stores that are still selling corned beef? Not restaurants, but stores where I can buy it to cook at home. Preferably in or around Berkeley. Thanks!

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    Janet Apr 4, 2008 02:30 PM

    Safeway used to carry it fairly often. Last month everyone had it, Costco, Lucky, Safeway. I would think the Berkeley Bowl would have it.

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      ML8000 Apr 4, 2008 02:45 PM

      During St. Patty's week, TJ was selling Nieman Ranch CB briskets. I'm not sure if NR produces it year round but a decent butcher, Berkeley Bowl, etc. should be able to special order.

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        Hunicsz Apr 4, 2008 06:49 PM

        I've seen it at Safeway in both Alameda and Oakland (Grand) in the last week. Don't know if it's leftover from St. Patrick's day, or if it's something they regularly stock.

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          chemchef Apr 7, 2008 09:53 AM

          FYI, I found some at Whole Foods (Berkeley). It was brined in-house. I will make it tonight or tomorrow and report back on how it was. They said that they can make it year-round, I just need to let them know about a week in advance. Good to know.

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