Looking for bone marrow bones
After stumbling across a recipe on bone marrow bones, I'm interested in adapting Fergus Henderson's recipe. Where can I find fresh meaty veal or beef bones in SF or peninsula?
I usually get beef marrow bones from Lunardi's for my dog. I assume they'd be the same type you need. They will cut them for you.
Any full-service butcher shop should have them, e.g. Bryan's or Golden Gate in SF, Draeger's, Mollie Stone's, or Schaub's on the Peninsula. You may save money by getting a whole leg bone and having them cut it up. Note that marrow bones have little or no meat left on them, and that's fine.
Beef bones work great. See this Home Cooking topic:
I've posted on this topic in the past, including Fergus Henderson's recipe the week it was published in the NY Times.
Many places sell only frozen bones. Best were fresh at Whole Foods Potrero but pricey ($3-4/pound); they're very nice about cutting them to size and picking out ones with marrow in them.
Bryan's were good too, but they only had one or two and they were frozen. Avedano's sometimes has frozen bones, but they were a big bag and didn't have any apparent marrow in them.
After you've eaten the marrow, boil the bones to make a rich broth.
I have had great veal bones from Drewes Brothers. You'll need to give them a few days lead time, but they were definitely worth the extra planning.