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Which butcher sells best-priced, Prime dry-aged beef?

Benjamin68 Apr 30, 2009 10:11 AM

Would appreciate some ideas other than, say, a places like Lobel's, which is prohibitively expensive.

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    Ann900 Apr 30, 2009 11:14 AM

    Lobel's prices ARE over the top. But prime dry-aged beef is expensive no matter where you go.

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      Benjamin68 Apr 30, 2009 05:52 PM

      Thanks. I expect it to be expensive, but I'm just curious if there are some relative bargains out there for great stuff.

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        acidity May 9, 2009 08:05 AM

        Depending how your timescale, industriousness and thrift, somewhere on the web shouldn't be hard to find, there is a guy who describes a technique for dry aging your own in the fridge. It entails a big piece of meat, you wrap it in clean white towels or napkins, put it in the bottom of your fridge, and "change the bandages" every so often.

        Ah, here it is: http://www.askthemeatman.com/is_it_po...

        OK, every so often looks like every day...

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      Hurner Apr 30, 2009 11:34 AM

      Ottomanelli and Sons.

      1. penthouse pup Apr 30, 2009 03:23 PM

        Pino's on Sullivan Street or Florence, on Jones Street.

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          michlusa Apr 30, 2009 05:56 PM

          I second Ottomanellis on Bleecker

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            susan robin Apr 30, 2009 06:24 PM

            I'm a new customer at Florence Market on Jones (three times) but I have been really happy so far. Lots of mentions on this site.

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              pbjluver Apr 30, 2009 09:50 PM

              I've never bought but have noticed the dry-aged case at Fairway's...the Broadway store...in the back next to the butcher counter

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                kobetobiko May 9, 2009 11:01 AM

                Third Ottomanelli on Bleecker. Great tasty steaks and definitely cheaper than most butcher shops. Extremely friendly staff too!

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                  jdf May 9, 2009 02:27 PM

                  Any idea how much the t-bones cost there? Seems pricey on the website, but it may cost more becuase the website is for shipping, not in-store.

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                    douglas525 May 9, 2009 02:54 PM

                    The dry-aged ribeye is $15.99 a pound, and that was the cheapest I found after some price shopping. Don't know about the T-bone, though. Here's my thread from basically the same topic: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594112.

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                      douglas525 May 25, 2009 02:26 PM

                      Ottomanelli's was closed when I went last week, and so I wound up at The Amish Market in Tribeca, or thereabouts. Lucky me. The ribeyes were $12.99 and every bit as good as Otto's. On top of that, the side of meat they were cut from was smaller, so I could get two individual steaks of the same thickness as the one I usually get from Otto's and then cut in half to share.

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                  jk1002 May 10, 2009 09:01 PM

                  I like(d) Fairways harlem and freshdirect. Even though Fd bugs me a bit that I cant see it beforehand.

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                    RCC May 25, 2009 04:47 PM

                    I'm going with Ottomanelli.

                    Just very recently, I decided to buy similar cut dry-aged steaks from Ottomanelli and Florence alternatively one weekend after another and the lower cost ones from Ottomanelli was unanimously praised by the disrcriminate steak-gluttons that gorged on them with me. The ones from Ottomanelli were well trimmed with just the right amount of untrimmed fat, while the ones from Florence was just too cloying and didn't have as much of the beefy taste that we look for.

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