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

vinosnob Nov 7, 2008 01:11 PM

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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    jkao1817 RE: vinosnob Nov 7, 2008 01:19 PM

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

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      mikester RE: vinosnob Nov 7, 2008 02:41 PM

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

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        vinosnob RE: vinosnob Nov 8, 2008 08:13 AM

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

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          Servorg RE: vinosnob Nov 8, 2008 08:41 AM

          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

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            troublemaker RE: Servorg Feb 19, 2009 03:24 PM

            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.

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              vinosnob RE: troublemaker Feb 26, 2009 08:21 AM

              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. Kate is always hungry RE: vinosnob Nov 8, 2008 10:20 PM

          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
            NYCnowLA RE: Kate is always hungry Nov 9, 2008 08:27 AM

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

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            CarnivorousChloe RE: vinosnob Feb 19, 2009 02:28 PM

            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
              CarnivorousChloe RE: CarnivorousChloe Feb 25, 2009 02:39 PM

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

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                vinosnob RE: CarnivorousChloe Feb 26, 2009 08:21 AM


            2. Das Ubergeek RE: vinosnob Feb 26, 2009 09:16 AM

              Any OC locations for beef or, better, veal cheeks? (I haven't tried Gem Meats yet -- I'm using the LazyWeb instead.)

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