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Where to order a turkey

liza.calderon Oct 30, 2010 10:23 PM

American Thanksgiving is coming up, and I'll have family in town. The brined and roasted turkey is a must-have. Can you tell me from whom I should order a turkey? I would prefer for it to be local and large (about 18-20 pounds). The only other requirement is that it be delicious. Thanks!

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  1. grayelf RE: liza.calderon Oct 30, 2010 10:28 PM

    We get gorgeous ones from Steve at Tenderland Meats on Granville Island for Xmas -- all free rangey and plump :-). I've never tried to order one for US TG but deffo worth a call. You can specify the size you want.

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      furtney RE: liza.calderon Oct 31, 2010 09:12 AM

      There is a sweet place on main and King Ed as well, I think it is Windsor meats

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        liza.calderon RE: furtney Nov 5, 2010 03:48 PM

        Thanks for the recs, guys! I will report back with a review.

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          LotusRapper RE: furtney Nov 5, 2010 10:37 PM

          I've ordered turkeys from them about 2-3 times in the past 6-7 years. I also order ham from them, either for Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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            liza.calderon RE: LotusRapper Dec 4, 2010 03:05 PM

            So I went with Windsor Meats, Caufield Village (I think that's the town). I got a 20 pound turkey, not an easy order to fill. The bird turned out amazing! I brined it for 24 hours in salt, sugar, water, and Wild Turkey bourbon (ironically), and high roasted it for 5 hours. It was juicy and melt-in-your-mouth tender. Thanks for the recommendations, guys!

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              LotusRapper RE: liza.calderon Dec 4, 2010 09:56 PM

              Yay !!!!!!! :-D

              Sounds like it was more your preparations and culinary skills that made it the perfect meal.

        2. tangentdesign RE: liza.calderon Dec 4, 2010 05:38 PM

          Reup food cart is selling organic stuffed, brined turkeys.. Ordered one yesterday from their web site. http://reupbbq.com/ReUp/Christmas%21....

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