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Anyone know who supplies Magees with corned beef? (3d St. Farmers)

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stoid Jan 2, 2010 07:06 AM

Having actually eaten corned beef in New York City at several highly touted delis, as well as many LA delis, I am more sure than ever that the best corned beef in the world is served at Magee's in the Farmer's Market. It's simply flawless; perfect cut and quality of beef, perfectly "corned", perfectly cooked.

I've been told that it's provided directly to Magee's by Magee's specifications. Does anyone know more about where it comes from? If it's available elsewhere, raw? Or if I can learn what they do?

I like to make corned beef at home, and I'd love to be able to get my hands on the corned beef that Magee's uses.

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    jaymor Jan 2, 2010 07:46 AM

    ..have you tried the corned beef of katz in nyc?....i usually specify for a 'not dry' cut plain with noting else on it and that makes it the best corned beef sandwich for my taste........if you have, i would be interested to know how you compare it to magees......i have never tried magees and will now.....usually go to lnagers, nate, labels table, johnny's and many others but cant seem to match that cut from katz.

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    1. re: jaymor
      The Chowhound Team Jan 4, 2010 06:27 AM

      Folks, we removed some posts about other delis in New York and Miami, which are off topic here on the L.A. board. Please help keep us on track by addressing where in L.A. great corned beef can be found. Thanks

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      Hackenbush Jan 3, 2010 06:55 PM

      I don't know where Magee's gets their corned beef but I just wanted to agree that it's excellent.

      I don't care for their rye bread, mustard, pickles or side dishes but the corned beef is as good as it gets. And yes, I've been to Katz's in New York. I would say that the beef itself at Magee's (leaving aside the other things) is just as good if not better.

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        mopeyboy Jan 4, 2010 12:37 PM

        Yes, Magee's has great corned beef but no, I don't know where they get the beef - but, don't confuse that corned beef with Jewish "deli corned beef". They are not the same "animal".

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        Magee's Kitchen
        6333 W 3rd St Ste 624, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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