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Feb 26, 2010 05:20 AM

ISO Beef Bones

I was curious if any local butchers (Boston/Brookline/Cambridge) sell beef bones. I'm interested in them for two uses, beef stock and to keep my dog busy. I have a sneaking suspicion that most restaurants get first dibs at these.


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  1. I've ssen beef bones at Saveuners and Whole Foods in Dedham.

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    1. re: jjbourgeois

      Savenors was my first thought. Thanks for confirming!

    2. Star Market (at least the one near me in Packard's Corner) sells beef marrow bones. For some reason they don't put them out on the meat counter with the other cuts of beef, but around the corner with the smoked ham hocks and such.

      1. just got back fromJohnnies Foodmaster- Beef ribs are on sale for .99 lb. They may do the trick. Looked meaty, too!

        1. Yes and no... restaurants can use them, but there's a LOT more bones than demand. I think most stores, though, don't do their own butchering, and sell pre-cut slices, so the bones are probably piling up somewhere else.

          I've seen marrow-y bones on sale at Stop and Shop. Any decent butcher probably could acquire them, or you could make a pilgrimage out to Blood Farm in Groton

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          1. re: grant.cook

            Yes, Blood Farm has an entire freezer marked "Suet, Soup Bones, Dog Bones," just inside the door. One more reason to shop there.

          2. they always seem to carry marrow-rich bones at super 88/Hong Kong market (I go to the one in Malden)