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Best Salami Selection

js76wisco Mar 2, 2010 09:13 AM

I'm looking for some nice salami that I can hang out and dry for a few days/week. I've tried many of the better well known makers like Boccalone, Salumi and Fra Mani. They make a nice salami but I'm looking for something with a bit more punch - maybe some pepper or heat. I bought a nice soppresetta from Cube the other day but I did not know who the maker was. The selection at Cube is pretty good and prices are good. On occasion I'll try the Beverly Hills Cheese Store which has a great selection but it's very expensive and they generally don't know where the salami is from.

Does Larchmont Cheese Store or Andrews on Montana have a good selection? I'm willing to drive pretty much anywhere in the 310 to 213.

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    ns1 RE: js76wisco Mar 2, 2010 09:49 AM

    Hopefully this isn't "beneath" you, but Jon's has a massive salami selection that is crazy cheap.

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      js76wisco RE: ns1 Mar 3, 2010 12:47 PM

      As long as the salami is good and can be hung out to dry I'm willing to give anything a try. I may have wrongly assumed that only the higher end places have a good salami selection. Is there a specific location where they have a good selection?

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        ns1 RE: js76wisco Mar 3, 2010 06:21 PM

        I personally go to the NoHo Jon's. It gets crazy busy at night, so I'd go earlier if you want to taste different salami's

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      bad nono RE: js76wisco Mar 3, 2010 06:41 PM

      You could try Claro's and Guidi Marcello.

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        Servorg RE: bad nono Mar 3, 2010 07:07 PM


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          js76wisco RE: Servorg Mar 5, 2010 10:35 AM

          Ah I always forget about Guidi Marcello. I'm a 9 to 6 deskjockey. Don't they have very limited hours during the week and closed on the weekends? I didn't see the hours listed on the website.

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            Servorg RE: js76wisco Mar 5, 2010 10:40 AM

            They are open on Saturdays from (IIRC) 10:30 AM to 3 PM.

      2. CEfromLA RE: js76wisco Mar 4, 2010 10:19 AM

        Super King on San Fernando Road


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          Mr Taster RE: CEfromLA Mar 5, 2010 01:51 PM

          Super King is fantastic.... well worth the drive. Last time we went there, we went nuts on the produce, Armenian string cheese, pitas and za'atar. Oh, za'atar... you haunt my dreams. (And then I wake up and eat you)

          Mr Taster

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            ns1 RE: Mr Taster Mar 5, 2010 04:59 PM


            Would you be able to make a Jons vs Super King comparison?

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              Mr Taster RE: ns1 Mar 6, 2010 12:00 AM

              Super King is like a super sized Jon's. Huge produce selection, a bar (literally, with a person behind the counter) with lots of different kinds of nuts and dried fruits, huge meat and cheese counter filled with all manner of exotic delicacies. And fantastic prices (for the most part)

              Mr Taster

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                bad nono RE: Mr Taster Mar 6, 2010 09:40 AM

                They also have this fantastic Indian yogurt. Can't remember the brand. And super cheap but fabulous Moroccan sardines in olive oil. Plus, the biggest selection of feta, ever.

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                  linus RE: bad nono Mar 6, 2010 03:01 PM

                  they also have a nightmarish parking lot, constant overcrowding, too-big carts and an interesting take on grocery store manners from the clientele.
                  love the food, but gobble a handful of xanax before you go.

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                    Servorg RE: linus Mar 6, 2010 03:05 PM

                    "they also have a nightmarish parking lot... but gobble a handful of xanax before you go."

                    That ought to help the parking lot situation ;-D>

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                      linus RE: Servorg Mar 6, 2010 04:35 PM

                      it could not possibly make it worse.

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            Peripatetic RE: CEfromLA Mar 6, 2010 08:15 PM

            Is the Super King in Altadena pretty much the same?

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            martan RE: js76wisco Mar 17, 2010 03:18 PM

            You might try the Cheese Store of Silver Lake.

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