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Mar 31, 2009 02:26 PM


I'm looking for suggestions on where in San Francisco to purchase flat cut brisket. It is for a holiday meal and I want good quality, but also don't want to pay an exorbitant price. I'll try the usual places, but I don't usually buy this cut, so wondered if anyone had any specific brands they like. TIA

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  1. When I want a small brisket i get it at Raley's. Mine is in El Sobrante, no help. They always seem to have large briskets at Andronico's. Check with Marin Sun Farms for a local market or try at the FPFM.

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    1. re: wolfe

      I would call ahead to Andronico's. I've been searching for the past month or so in the east bay (btw, thanks wolfey!) and got shot down by the three Berkeley locations I called.

    2. I buy mine at the Mill Valley Market which doesn't help you. I channel my Hungarian Jewish grandmother and ask for " a nice brisket". The secret is getting it from a place that doesn't trim every speck of fat off - you need some to keep it moist. Good luck with your search!

        I just picked up a 5-lb. pastrami this morning...$5/lb.
        1030 Bryant St between 8th & 9th St.
        San Francisco, CA 94103
        (415) 621-2624
        They have fresh beef brisket, corned beef... and more.

        Roberts Corned Meats
        1030 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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        1. re: Cynsa

          I thought of them but as you can see that link doesn't give much information. Certainly not as much as this,
          Possibly one of the computer folk can figure how to improve the place link.

          1. re: wolfe

            Here's the original Place link for Roberts. What ever info in in the Place records is entered there by users like you. Edit at will if you want to see more. Chow staff don't do that.

            Roberts Corned Meats
            1030 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103

          2. re: Cynsa

            I'll second Roberts. They have the best prices on Harris Ranch briskets outside of Restaurant Depot. They do not always have them in stock though, and their hours are a bit wierd (ie. closed for lunch).

          3. Saw it in a newspaper ad today (could have been Luckys)

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            1. re: kc72

              Beef briskets trimmed on sale April 1 at Lucky's only $2.99 a pound.

            2. A shout out for Marin Sun Farms for brisket(flat and point cut) for about $7.00 lb and amazingly, Pastrami for a dollar cheaper. Better than Katz' I swear. Cheaper than raw brisket, go and figger.