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Buying Short Ribs in Manhattan

petuniafromhell Feb 24, 2010 08:53 AM

I can usually get short ribs in my Pelham Bay Park grocery store, but they are the small square ones with one piece of bone and almos no meat. Not sure of short rib names but i'm looking for the long strips, off the bone, the kind you slice after you braise. Any suggestions of where i can get these in Manhattan?

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    fein RE: petuniafromhell Feb 24, 2010 10:12 AM

    whole foods should have them. possibly citarella. if not we normally get ours from fresh direct.

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      RCC RE: petuniafromhell Feb 24, 2010 10:23 AM

      I buy 'em at Ottomanelli in W Village. Meaty, tasty and they come in long sizes and they will cut 'em for you any which way you like.

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        uwsister RE: RCC Feb 24, 2010 10:45 PM

        That's exactly what I do too! Love that place.

      2. Ora RE: petuniafromhell Feb 24, 2010 10:36 AM

        Ottomanelli's in the village has generally excellent meat. Fairway is OK. If you get out of the city, check out Stew Leonard's for above average supermarket meat. I often get excellent meat from my local Jubilee Market believe it or not.

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          UES Mayor RE: petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 03:21 AM

          Costco!!! Theu ONLY sell them off the bone which I don't like cause I love knawing on the bone!

          1. CantStopEating RE: petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 07:14 AM

            What about your local butcher? These local experts should always be the route to go when you have special meat requests. Who would you trust more - they guy who's been cutting up meat for this entire life and serving the community or some grocery chain that turns over their meat department staff as quickly as their hamburger meat? And your local butcher probably has better product too! Enjoy!


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              preppie foodie RE: petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 09:37 AM

              citarella regularly has them.

              1. ChefJune RE: petuniafromhell Feb 25, 2010 10:34 AM

                There are several beef farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket on Saturday who have wonderful meat, and all have at least some short ribs. On the bone. Y ou can easily take them off after you cook them. There is SO much MORE flavor when the meat is cooked on the bone.

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                  JeremyEG RE: ChefJune Mar 9, 2010 10:20 AM

                  I just braised some short ribs from NY Beef company and man were they spectacular. The grass fed short ribs are far more flavorful and 'beefier' than their corn fed counterparts. Have a look at what's available and see what works best. If you can go early on Friday, Grazin Angus often has them as well but they sell out early.

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                  Mallrat RE: petuniafromhell Mar 8, 2010 04:19 AM

                  Be Smart. Do what the chefs do. Save the crowds, shop Union Square on Wednesday. Same great farm fresh meats, fruits and veggies.

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                    jycnyc RE: petuniafromhell Mar 9, 2010 01:42 PM

                    I got great short ribs from Esposito on 38th and 9th ave

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                      TryThis RE: petuniafromhell Mar 16, 2010 10:50 AM

                      I have gotten meaty short rib at Florence Meat Market @ 5 Jones Street in the West Village. I wanted the bone-in but they will cut the meat to your specifications.

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