Pittsburgh Where to find Duck, Capon, and really good meat?
I would like to find a really good butcher where I can purchase Duck as well as a good Capon and other meats.
I've tried WHole Foods, the duck I got there wasn't up to snuff. And Giant Eagle, McGinnis, and Wholey's have only had frozen duck like bricks. I decided that trying their frozen capons wasn't worth it either.
Has anyone had any luck at the mom and pop butcher shops? Strip District meats looks interesting but I'm not sure if they will have the quality I'm looking for. I'd love to hear about other people's experiences and finds. I'm willing to do a bit of driving to the 'burbs to find what I'm looking for. I assume that there must be a resource for this stuff.
I really appreciate the help, my boyfriend and I love duck and we need a supplier! :-)
These folks are not near you but they ship (from NJ). http://www.griggstownquailfarm.com/
Also this thread, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/517110, while about grass fed beef offers a contact for someone in Pittsburgh who has grass fed beef and may help you ID a poultry farmer or butcher who deals directly with farmers. Good Luck!