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Nov 7, 2008 01:11 PM

Where can I buy beef cheeks and/or wild boar?

Just curious if these items are available at a specialty shop (surfas maybe?) or butcher located between Santa Monica and West Hollywood.


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  1. Does not help but I got some from Alender's Meats in San Gabriel...

    1. Surfas has wild boar ribs ! I believe other cuts as well...

      1. I found out that Huntington Meats at the Farmer's Market (3rd/Fairfax) sell wild boar daily.

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        1. re: vinosnob

          I was going to say check with Marconda Meats in the Farmer's Market. Also, Harvey Guss would get them for you I'm sure.

          Marconda's Meat
          6333 West Third St
          Los Angeles, California 90036
          323 938 5131

          1. re: Servorg

            Vouching for Marconda's at the Grove. Found this thread a few weeks ago when I needed wild boar for some ragu. They can pretty much order anything over there, though some specialty items require you to purchase a minimum amount. They had A+ service, selection, and subsequently, I've been buying frequently from them whenever I'm in the neighborhood as a result.

            1. re: troublemaker

              Better yet, Huntington's had the boar on hand and typically carries it. Just call before you go to make sure it's still in stock

        2. Apparently beef cheek meat is very popular in the Hasidic community. You may be able to find it at Western Kosher on Fairfax or maybe at Glatt Mart on Pico. Don't know where to find the wild boar.

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          1. re: Kate is always hungry

            i've also seen beef cheeks at Doheny Kosher Meats on Pico. They are usually frozen in the meat case.

          2. I am looking for beef cheek as well. Did you happen to find what you were looking for in any of the Glatt markets on Pico?

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            1. re: CarnivorousChloe

              Found em at Jays Market on Pico just east of Crenshaw.