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Manhattan butcher as good as Biancardi's?

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Farfalle Aug 12, 2009 09:47 AM

Bianciardi's in the bronx is the probably the best butcher shop that I know of. I am just getting tired of making the trip up there everytime I want great veal, pork or steaks. I'm willing to pay manhattan prices for the convenience, but I cannot find the quality. Anyone have suggestions for a great butcher that stacks up to the 80 year old meat temple on arthur avenue?

  1. MMRuth Aug 12, 2009 10:18 AM

    Have you tried Lobel?

    See also:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/618363

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/586387

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      daveo667 Aug 12, 2009 10:50 AM

      I would definatly recomend Ottomanelli Brothers:

      http://www.nycotto.com/

      They have been around for ever and are really nice guys! And they can get just about anything you would want.

      1. ChefJune Aug 12, 2009 12:59 PM

        If you are looking for a great Italian butcher in Manhattan, I heartily recommend Pino's on McDougal Street just below Houston.

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          penthouse pup Aug 12, 2009 01:45 PM

          Totally agree on Pino--great guy and a great place, and his assistants are all top-notch, too. (His store is located on 149 Sullivan Street, between Houston and Prince.)

          Florence, on Jones Street, get the second vote...

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          travpard Aug 12, 2009 01:03 PM

          Esposito's on 9th Avenue around 37th street.

          old school, great products and prices

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