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A Good Butcher

emassow Sep 16, 2008 09:17 AM

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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    ExtraCheesePlease RE: emassow Sep 16, 2008 09:29 AM

    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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      emassow RE: ExtraCheesePlease Sep 16, 2008 10:02 AM

      Awsome, thank you!

    2. Bob Brooks RE: emassow Sep 16, 2008 10:35 AM

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


      1. love2eat RE: emassow Sep 16, 2008 11:28 AM

        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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          Newkie RE: love2eat Sep 17, 2008 03:58 PM

          Second Huntington's and the Nancy Silverton mix.

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          webb RE: emassow Sep 16, 2008 05:39 PM

          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

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            lakeshow318 RE: emassow Sep 16, 2008 05:40 PM

            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. www.99ranch.com

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              budlit RE: lakeshow318 Sep 17, 2008 04:56 PM

              you're kidding?

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                lakeshow318 RE: budlit Sep 17, 2008 05:22 PM

                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.

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