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Where can I find pork butt?

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DChrissy80 Jan 5, 2009 08:28 AM

I'm making pulled pork appetizers for a party of 45 and need to know where to find pork butt. Does Costco sell it?

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    KAZ Jan 5, 2009 08:48 AM

    Where are you? I just recently bought two nice ones at the Lexington Market.

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      DChrissy80 Jan 5, 2009 08:54 AM

      Columbia, but I'd rather not go too far into DC or Baltimore.

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        MrsWheatie Jan 5, 2009 08:56 AM

        BJs or Costco do carry it, call to verify daily availablity. Also try Laurel Meat Market.

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      flavrmeistr Jan 5, 2009 08:49 AM

      Yes, and so does just about any grocery store meat department. You can also use a whole fresh (un-cured) ham in a pinch.

      1. Meg Jan 5, 2009 09:38 AM

        Asian markets

        1. chowser Jan 5, 2009 09:43 AM

          I haven't found it at the Springfield Costco but most grocery stores carry it. You could try Shoppers Food for better prices. But, it's an inexpensive cut of meat as it is.

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            jd of de Jan 5, 2009 03:36 PM

            Yes, both Costco and Sam's sell Pork Butts (also labeled pork shoulder). Great quality and the best prices also. The last I bought was $1.39lb. You should find them packaged 2 butts per package (about 15-16 lbs total). The only difference is Costco cuts out the bone and Sam's does not. Cooked weight should be about 2/3rds of pre-cooked weight.

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              wayne keyser Jan 5, 2009 05:35 PM

              Doesn't Giant have them on sale this week?

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                DChrissy80 Jan 6, 2009 03:23 AM

                I plan on buying it on the 13th.

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                  LGood Jan 6, 2009 12:39 PM

                  Just came back from Costco in Columbia and they had them for a pretty good price (I wrote it down, but can't find the paper - figures). They had both 'boneless Pork Shoulder' and 'bone-in Pork Butt', since it's one in the same I'm not sure why they choose to label then differently.

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                    crowsonguy Jan 6, 2009 06:43 PM

                    Last time I looked, shoulders were not in the same place as butts...

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                      MakingSense Jan 6, 2009 06:49 PM

                      It's a misnomer.
                      The meaty end of the shoulder (front leg of the pig) is called the butt end or often the Boston Butt.
                      The back legs of the pig are legs (not shoulders) or hams (fresh or cured.)

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                        LGood Jan 7, 2009 11:18 AM

                        Some light reading: http://www.theotherwhitemeat.com/aspx...

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                        chowser Jan 7, 2009 03:33 AM

                        There can be a difference between the bone in and boneless, in terms of pork shoulders.

                        http://www.chow.com/ingredients/190

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                          DChrissy80 Jan 7, 2009 07:16 AM

                          I was there yesterday as well and didn't see them. Are they along the wall, or in one of the sections in the middle where the chicken breasts are?

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                            LGood Jan 7, 2009 11:15 AM

                            They were along the back wall, almost exactly in the middle, just to the left of the rotisserie chickens.

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                              DChrissy80 Jan 8, 2009 07:24 AM

                              I walked right past it...darn. LOL I'll look again next week. It's so confusing finding things in there since I don't go that often. Thanks!!

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                      casilady Jan 7, 2009 10:45 AM

                      As someone else said, they are on sale at Giant this week (thru Thursday) - $1.69/lb.

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