Tampa meat markets (and NOT that kind!) or other inexpensive places to procure lamb
- alwayscooking Sep 28, 2010 10:09 AM
I'm preparing for my annual party in Tampa (I'm in Boston) and need some help sourcing rack of lamb. I need 15-20 racks of hopefully grass-fed lamb but want to pay less than $8 lb. I don't have a wholesale license so Restaurant Depot is out. Any thoughts locally or via mail-order?
The Lifestyle Family Fitness in SoHo is a real meat market. Most of South Howard on weekends too.
Regarding the lamb- I'm sure someone in here can help, I would recommend trying Robert's on Westshore in Tampa, I've always had a good experience there. Maybe Mazarro out in St Pete too?
Don't laugh -- Costco has great New Zealand lamb...not sure if they can get it under $8/lb, though.
Have you talked to a butcher about a special order? I would think someone would cut you a deal for an order that size.
Help, Tampa folks -- what's the Italian butcher/deli out in Town and Country with a couple of stores? It's not Castellano & Pizzo, although they're good, too....
Thanks all for the help (and I'll probably come back for more)! I found the best price at master purveyors - they have both grass fed nz and domestic lamb.