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padovana Jun 16, 2010 08:57 PM

Hi all---

So I love wild boar items on many restaurants' menus, but I think I would like to take a shot at making it myself. If I could master a ragu with wild boar, I would be one happy girl.

Anyone have an idea where I can get some wild boar meat without traveling very far outside of Philly (if at all)?


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    barryg RE: padovana Jun 16, 2010 09:55 PM

    D'Angelo Bros in the Italian Market.

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      Bigley9 RE: barryg Jun 21, 2010 11:03 AM

      Only place I know!

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      Bob Loblaw RE: padovana Jun 17, 2010 05:42 AM

      you might want to correct the typo in the thread title.

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        givemecarbs RE: Bob Loblaw Jun 22, 2010 02:18 PM

        I saw that too Bob! I had visions of this boat sailing around terrorizing everyone!

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          Bigley9 RE: givemecarbs Jun 22, 2010 05:52 PM

          I thought perhaps it was something from an Asian cuisine - wild boat seafood platter...

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            padovana RE: Bigley9 Jun 22, 2010 08:09 PM

            yea yea yea. I saw I made the mistake the next day and KNEW someone would say something. I'm not sure how to make edits to posts so it looks like it's staying that way. And if anyone has a wild boat platter ro recommend, please share!

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              givemecarbs RE: padovana Jun 22, 2010 08:35 PM

              It is more fun this way. The Moshulu can get pretty wild and crazy. :)

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                Bigley9 RE: givemecarbs Jun 23, 2010 06:35 AM

                I agree with the Moshulu - The Spirit of Philadelphia is much too sedate for this category!

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                  cwdonald RE: Bigley9 Nov 5, 2010 06:30 PM

                  Probably best to use a dragon boat ....

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        LaurCar RE: padovana Jun 23, 2010 10:13 AM

        I had a wild boar ragu at Melagrano recently that was delicious.
        ETA - but don't know where to buy the meat, sorry. Maybe the Terminal?

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          phillyjazz RE: LaurCar Nov 5, 2010 09:50 AM

          Try D'Angelos on 9th.

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            der RE: phillyjazz Nov 17, 2010 03:29 PM

            d'Angelo's does stock it if you have the patience to be abused by their horrible customer service. Then when you have waited about an hour for the meat, take it home and try to recreate one of those beautiful jugged wild boar dishes that you find in great rustic restaurants in France and Italy. You will find, that the flavor of the meat is not truly "wild" but more akin to the domestic pig, producing a rather bland result - it is something to do with the species of pig available in this country. I remember reading a french recipe book that recommended marinating the meat for three days in red wine with peppercorns and other herbs and flavorings, and I remember getting good results. However I purchased the meat in Europe on that occasion.

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          croutonpiggy RE: padovana Nov 18, 2010 04:28 AM

          I had great wild boar scrapple at Cafe Estelle a few months back. Since they do all or most of their meats in-house, call them to see what else they may be doing with it :)

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            phillyjazz RE: croutonpiggy Nov 18, 2010 07:19 AM

            Il Tartufo in Manayunk has Fettuccine al Cinghiale for 16 bucks at dinner, $9.95 at lunch. I twas quite well-prepared.

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              FrancisdeR RE: phillyjazz Nov 18, 2010 04:21 PM

              Just had wild boar bolognese pasta at Osteria tonight. Feeling replete.

          2. Mawrter RE: padovana May 15, 2011 05:39 PM

            Just bumping up this slightly dated thread b/c I was wondering the exact same thing as the O/P...

            My friends who hunt keep threatening to go get some wild boar that they'd sell me (and they're an invasive species, too - the boars, that is, not the hunter friends) ... but life stuff keeps getting in the way.

            I can probably deal with D'Angelo's, but I'd be even more into getting a 1/4 or so. Anyone? ::hungry eyes::

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              cgarner RE: Mawrter May 16, 2011 09:59 AM

              if you're looking for a large amount Sonny D'Angelo would probably be able to get it for you, but you'll have to pre-order and they'll also probably make you pay in advance... with your first born child... (kidding) he really is temperamental though... his website says it's from Texas.

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                Boognish RE: cgarner May 16, 2011 12:39 PM

                Also, pay with cash. He charges more if you pay with a CC.

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