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meat market/butcher in central CT

bmgsmg72 Sep 14, 2009 09:24 AM

Im just wondering if anyone knows of a good butcher or meat market in central ct. I really like stew leonards steaks but im not sure about their pork. So where would you go to buy good pork like baby back ribs or pork shoulder?

  1. BiscuitBoy Sep 15, 2009 06:04 AM

    When I need a special cut of meat, I head to Public Market, Main st in Middletown...In fact I recently bought a piece of shoulder (butt) for the smoker. Real butchers, real service.

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    1. re: BiscuitBoy
      kattyeyes Sep 17, 2009 04:45 PM

      I love Public Market in Middletown, too, and heartily second your recommendation. While in Middletown, don't forget Meadow Meat on Eastern Drive. We had some delicious baby back ribs from there a few weeks back. By the way, have you tried the chicken sausage at Public? It's terrific!

      I also love West Side Market in Rocky Hill for any/all meat--especially their hamburger and steaks.

      1. re: kattyeyes
        BiscuitBoy Sep 18, 2009 07:09 AM

        I have GOT to try the chx sausage....It does always look good. I've from a few people now about West Side Market. What it near? Landmark?

        1. re: BiscuitBoy
          kattyeyes Sep 18, 2009 02:41 PM

          West Side is down the hill and around the corner from the Century Hills apartment complex. Coming from there, you'd turn left off of Cold Spring Rd. (corner where Bank of America is and Patti Cakes is across the street), then turn left as you're next to the Mobil (?) station.

          Coming from 91, take West St. Rocky Hill exit. Left at top of hill...continue straight till you're at the plaza where Michel Angelo's is...also Dunkin' Donuts....go left onto Shunpike and West Side will be on the right.

    2. Lee Gordon Sep 16, 2009 12:48 AM

      I like Newington Meat on Main Street in Newington.

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      1. re: Lee Gordon
        masha bousha Sep 21, 2009 06:32 AM

        Ditto. When I need something special like a cut for pulled pork, this is the place.

      2. philbkr Sep 16, 2009 05:25 AM

        I've never been told, "sorry, we can't do that" at the Highland Park Markets here in northern central CT. Everything is top quality and the service is always cooperative and professional.

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        1. re: philbkr
          hotwing Sep 16, 2009 06:08 AM

          I also like Highland Park, but their baby back ribs are received frozen and then thawed out at the store. I always buy my baby back ribs at Costco. They come three in a cryovaced package (not frozen) and are usually priced at $3.29 per pound which is a very good price.

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