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engin33r May 17, 2010 08:59 PM

Can anyone recommend a source for dry aged steaks anywhere in the bay area? I've searched and searched without any luck so far.

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    bgbc May 17, 2010 09:05 PM

    How much are you willing to buy -- are you looking for steaks you can pick up and take home or a longer-term and larger supply?

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      engin33r May 18, 2010 11:46 AM

      I'm just looking to purchase 2-4 steaks at a time. I don't have storage for a whole piece of cow, ya know?

    2. Melanie Wong May 17, 2010 09:39 PM

      Baron's in Alameda http://www.baronsmeats.com/exclusive_products.htm
      Harris' in SF http://www.harrisrestaurant.com/retai...

      At both places you can see the meat hanging in glass cases.

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      Baron's Meat & Poultry
      1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

      Harris' Restaurant
      2100 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

      1. Robert Lauriston May 18, 2010 09:08 AM

        Butchers: Bryan's in SF, Cafe Rouge in Berkeley, Baron's in Alameda.

        Restaurants: Alfred's, Bobo's, Epic Roasthouse, Harris' in SF; Cafe Rouge in Berkeley

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        Baron's Meat & Poultry
        1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

        Cafe Rouge
        1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

        Harris' Restaurant
        2100 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

        Alfred's Steak House
        659 Merchant St., San Francisco, CA 94111

        Bryan's Quality Meats
        3473 California St, San Francisco, CA

        Epic Roasthouse
        369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Bobo's
        1450 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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          Melanie Wong May 18, 2010 12:15 PM

          Do all those restaurants sell meat retail? I know that Harris' (see link above) and Cafe Rouge, but didn't know about the others.

          The grassfed, dry-aged beef from Willowside in Santa Rosa is great.

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          Cafe Rouge
          1782 Fourth St, Berkeley, CA 94710

          Willowside Meats & Sausage
          3421 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA

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            Robert Lauriston May 18, 2010 04:54 PM

            So far as I know, only Harris' and Rouge sell retail.

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          Andrew H May 18, 2010 02:26 PM

          Buds custom meats in Penngrove dry ages local organic beef and has a huge selection of top quality meats

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            skwid May 19, 2010 12:21 PM

            Most (if not all) Whole Food stores have dry aged meats. Baron's in Alameda occasionally has individual dry aged steaks (you can purchase a whole rib and they will age it and cut it how you want). The place we usually go is Bryan's Fine Foods in the Corte Madera Towne Center. Absolutely great meats and very fine service. Bryan also has great Lamb (they buy the whole lamb and cut it themselves). Recommended item to buy is what Bryan calls a "ribcap" which is absolutely fabulous when seared over a hot flame and then cooked in the oven to 135.

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            Madera
            2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

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              Bob Copeland May 19, 2010 02:55 PM

              Bryan's Fine Foods in Corte Madera has great dry-aged beef. (Same family as Bryan's in San Francisco.)
              Bryan's has both mid-west corn fed beef as well as Califonria beef. He is the supplier nationaly for Dean and Delucca's catalogue.

              Available in-store or through his website.
              http://www.bryansfinefoods.com/

              He also offers custom-blend ground beef - mix brisket, chuck, short-rib, etc. to your likng. Amazing selection of choices.

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                MRubenzahl Apr 4, 2013 10:58 PM

                Some, not all, Whole Foods have it. But unfortunately, theirs is aged 14 days which, unfortunately, is not sufficient. 21 days minimum, preferably 30.

                See:

                http://www.seriouseats.com/2013/01/th...

                1. Diving Chef Apr 8, 2013 01:55 AM

                  I have only bought retail at Café Rouge..it was excellent!

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