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May 24, 2010 12:29 PM

No more short ribs

Has anyone found a source for the kind of short ribs with the big fat hunk of meat on them? The only kind available now are the bone with no meat.

I could not find them anywhere including Byerly's, whose had a tiny, tiny bit of more meat on them.

I am told it is because meat is no longer sold by carcass and is sold in shrink wrapped sections. Also told there is no money in short ribs so they don't cut them, except for the bone, no meat kind. Apparently that fits into the cutting plan on the carcass. I don't think there are any custom butchers any more because of this.

I love short ribs. Help.

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  1. I just saw some at the Seward Co-op that looked good w/bone. There were some without bone as well, but I didn't really look at the fat content.

    Have you tried Clancey's? You might have to order in advance but I bet they could help you out if you asked.

    1. Are you looking for the short rib meat hunks? I was at Costco the other day and saw a package of boneless short rib meat pieces sold like 6 to a package. If you are looking for short ribs cut along the bone like you might have at a Korean barbeque place, I think that the Korean market up near Hilltop off Central Avenue might have some.

      1. I would love to find the same thing. Everything I find is no more than about 2" thick and even then, half of that thickness is fat and bone.

        I can't find anything close to restaurant quality in stores.

        Maybe Farmer's Markets are the way to go.

        1. I would also expect to find good short ribs at places like United Noodles or Kim's oriental market on Snelling .

          United Noodles
          920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

          Snelling Cafe
          638 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55104

          1. Farm in the City at the STP farmers mkt.

            I had given up on decent meaty short ribs. I picked some up 2 weeks ago and I was amazed.