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Dec 20, 2008 11:04 AM

boston butt or pork shoulder

Where caon i buy boston butt in the bay area? i live in Sausalito and tried Prather ranch in the Ferry bldg but no luck?

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  1. I get them up to 10 lbs. at Guerra Meats in SF.

    Guerra Quality Meats
    490 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116

    1. This is a popular cut at Chinese butchers. They break down whole pigs every morning and you can get a whole one or a portion of the shoulder. Head over to Clement Street in SF in the morning.

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Or if you feel like heading across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, 99 Ranch at the Pacific East Mall.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I would add that if you are coming from Sausalito, Clement Street is good, but also Irving Street just west of 19th.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            Anyone have a favorite Chinese butcher in Chinatown?

          2. The Safeway-that-doesn't-call-itself-safeway ("pak-n-save" or something?) at
            40th and San Pablo in the Home Depot complex often has nice big ones for
            real cheap.

            1. Right now, Safeway is selling very nice pork shoulder roasts for 99 cents per pound. I braised one the other day and it was really good.

              1. I usually see pork shoulder for sale at the Lucky store in San Francisco@Fulton&Masonic.

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                1. re: DavidT

                  I see Safeway is selling pork shoulder this week for $0.99 a pound.

                  1. re: DavidT

                    I saw a whole pork leg and pork butt at Lucky's as well. Which is very unusual. They were vacuum packed, can't remember the price or the farm where it came from.

                    1. re: theSauce

                      At which Lucky's location did you see that?