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J.R. Jul 13, 2009 08:47 AM

Anyone know where to get a fresh one in DFW?

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  1. Scagnetti RE: J.R. Jul 13, 2009 09:44 AM

    I bet one of the Asian markets in Richardson or Garland could hook you up.

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      DallasDude RE: Scagnetti Jul 13, 2009 01:22 PM

      Pretty much any Mexican market would have them, generally hanging in a glass refrigerator for all to see. I believe .99 a pound is average, and most will special order a smaller size if necessary.

    2. irodguy RE: J.R. Jul 13, 2009 01:50 PM

      I know that http://www.hirschsmeats.com/ in Plano has it. I also believe that http://www.yeolebutchershop.com/ in Plano will as well. I would guess that most of the Asian markets can provide a whole pig with notice.

      You can also go direct to the farm
      http://www.rehobothranch.com//index.p...

      1. Carrollton Foodie RE: J.R. Jul 13, 2009 08:09 PM

        As Dallas Dude said, many of the Mexican groceries in the area have a selection of various and sundry pig portions hanging behind glass in a refrigerator near the butcher counter. Try any of the locations of Supermercado El Rancho or Fiesta. If they don't regularly carry a whole pig, I'll bet they can order it for you. It might also be worth trying one of your local smaller Mexican markets. In my experience they all have true butcher counters (rather than just the pre-packaged selections you find at your Kroger or Tom Thumb), so it's likely they can special order to suit your needs.

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          J.R. RE: Carrollton Foodie Jul 14, 2009 07:51 AM

          Thanks for the Info., everyone. I'm off on a little pig hunt.

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            Scagnetti RE: J.R. Jul 14, 2009 08:00 AM

            Let us know what you find out.

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              irodguy RE: J.R. Jul 14, 2009 08:02 AM

              Please let us know where you end up buying it and how much per pound.

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                J.R. RE: irodguy Jul 14, 2009 08:14 AM

                Will Do!

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            battman1_2000 RE: J.R. Jul 16, 2009 08:59 AM

            so.......how did the hunt go??

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              J.R. RE: battman1_2000 Jul 16, 2009 12:02 PM

              hadn't had time yet. Probably be next week. That pesky thing called work is getting in the way.

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                Carrollton Foodie RE: J.R. Jul 16, 2009 08:44 PM

                Work, the thing that gets in the way of all our fun ... but it does pay for dinner :)

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