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USDA Prime Meats

lone369 Dec 16, 2008 02:22 AM

Are there any butcher shops in the Philadelphia area that you can get USDA Prime meat? Prime is usually reserved for restaurants and the best you can get at most butchers or supermarkets is USDA Choice.

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    givemecarbs Dec 16, 2008 03:20 AM

    Wegman's in Warrington has Prime, it's a supermarket but like bucksguy and I know, no ordinary supermarket.

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    1. re: givemecarbs
      superf Dec 16, 2008 03:48 AM

      There's something just wrong about cryovacced meat (the only kind Wegman's purveys)!

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        george2 Dec 16, 2008 04:06 AM

        They're very nice at Wegman's. Bring your own butcher's paper and tape and ask the butcher to wrap it up in that. Close your eyes or leave for a few minutes and when you come back the meat will be wrapped just like your neighborhood meat market. ; )

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          Boognish Dec 16, 2008 05:41 AM

          Almost all meat sold in American is broken down into primals or sub-primals and shipped via shrink-wrapping.

          Very few butchers purchase entire steers and break them down.

          And please note that there's a huge difference between "cryovaccing" for transport and cryovaccing for wet aging. For the record, Table 31's heralded steaks are wet aged.

      2. Carole Dec 16, 2008 05:52 AM

        In Ardmore you can find a wide selection of USDA prime meat at Main Line Prime. Highly recommend it.

        Main Line Prime
        18 Greenfield Ave, Ardmore, PA

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          brightman Dec 16, 2008 07:33 AM

          Lombardi's Prime Meats on Packer Ave between 18th and 19th

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            artgary Dec 16, 2008 02:03 PM

            Harry Ochs in the Reading Terminal market. Very reasonably priced for prime meat.

            1. CindyJ Dec 16, 2008 03:26 PM

              If you're headed out to southern Chester County, head to the Country Butcher in Kennett Square for USDA Prime meat. Their quality and service is hard to beat.

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                allison123 Dec 16, 2008 06:10 PM

                doesnt whole foods on callowhill age their own meats? im pretty sure you can get prime there.

                1. joluvscards Dec 17, 2008 02:27 AM

                  Guintas prime shop at the reading terminal. Excellent quality.

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