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Charlotte: Ostrich, venison?

ktbear7476 Nov 12, 2008 07:16 PM


I've been in the Queen city for two years & have yet to find a restaurant that serves either. Do you know of any? My friend suggested I go to butcher & just make it myself, which I guess is a possibility too...anyone know of any local butchers that would carry this stuff? I love ostrich & haven't had it in so long! Help!

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  1. GodfatherofLunch RE: ktbear7476 Nov 13, 2008 04:05 AM

    Sir Edmund Haley's Pub located in the Park Road Shopping center. has an excellent Ostrich meatloaf on the menu. I like Venison too and don't know where to find it. You can buy raw Ostrich at the Yorkmont or Tailgate farmers markets. trader Joe's sells frozen Bison Burgers and Big Daddy's does a great job of serving them cooked.

    1. southernitalian RE: ktbear7476 Nov 13, 2008 05:54 AM

      I have had ostrich at Pewter Rose. I don't know if it's still on the menu.

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        ickymettle RE: ktbear7476 Nov 13, 2008 06:57 AM

        In addition to the ostrich meatloaf that Sir Edmond Halley's serves, it is now serving a venison osso buco, which is absolutely delicious. It comes with palenta and asparagus.

        A lot of restaurants have seasonal menus and have those items on the menus at certain times, so there may be some places that have those things right now. I was somewhere else recently that served ostrich, but cannot recall where it was (I know that really helps).

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          GodfatherofLunch RE: ickymettle Nov 13, 2008 08:17 AM

          Wow, Sir Edmond Halley's now serving a venison osso buco, which is absolutely delicious. Thanks for the info, I'm their dude.

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          kathleen purvis RE: ktbear7476 Nov 13, 2008 07:39 AM

          I usually don't participate in Chowhound, but had not seen this included: Locally raised ostrich is available on Saturdays at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, and on Tuesday afternoons (until next week, I believe) at the Charlotte Tailgate Farmers Market in SouthEnd.

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            southernitalian RE: kathleen purvis Nov 13, 2008 07:55 AM

            I wish you particpated more Kathleen!

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              brentk RE: southernitalian Nov 13, 2008 09:15 AM

              She used to but we cannot talk about that.

          2. mcap RE: ktbear7476 Nov 13, 2008 10:01 AM

            Waldhorn in Pineville has venison on the menu - very good.

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              littlegirltree RE: mcap Dec 1, 2008 12:35 PM

              I second the Waldhorn venison rec. Also, dh's favorite meal in Charlotte to date was venison w/ an apple reduction at Barrington's.

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