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Sep 16, 2008 09:17 AM

A Good Butcher

Hey there,
My dad lives in LA and is always complaining that there are no good butchers or meat markets in Southern California. If you guys know of a good butcher or meat market please post it. Thank you!

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  1. Hands down Harvey Guss ... and he's a great guy to boot. Harvey's Guss Meat Co., 949 S. Ogden Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 937-4622.

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    1. I strongly second Harvey Guss. Here's a link to an L.A. Times article about area butchers.

      1. I go to Huntington Meats in the Farmer's Market (3rd/Fairfax) and have never been disappointed. I LOVE their Nancy Silverton ground beef mix for making burgers. So flavorful!

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        1. re: love2eat

          Second Huntington's and the Nancy Silverton mix.

        2. I really like Alexander's Prime Meats inside the Howie's Ranch Market in San Gabriel. Very old fashioned butchers -- and very knowledgeable.

          Howie's Ranch Market
          6580 N San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA

          1. i know it's not superb quality meat, but i think the produce and meat/seafood section of 99 ranch market can't be beat. plus it's dirt cheap.

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              1. re: budlit

                no not kidding. not all of us can afford $20/lb meat. you will find that probably all of the delicious spots in the SFV extolled on constantly on this site buy from similar purveyors as 99 ranch. i'm not saying to go there to buy dry aged beef, but i definitely go there to get my pork belly, baby back ribs, duck, etc. better selection all of these high end stores too. i think each has their place.