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Nov 22, 2010 05:39 AM
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Best Butcher for Steaks?

I live in the downtown core and need to buy steaks for 6 people for a party at home (barbque). I would like really good ones-where should I go and what cut do you like for barbquing?
Thanks!

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    1. Though Cumbrae always comes to mind first, however, Bruno's has more choices and worth a visit! They usually carry BOTH Canadian and US Prime ( Angus ) as well as nicely aged and marbled North American raised Wagyu.

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      Cumbrae's
      481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

      1. I would recommend Striploins from Scotch Mountain meats. They're a small scale operation out of Meaford. I've prefer their strips to Cumbrae's, which is also very good. Their website says you can find their products at Friendly Butcher, Oliffe, and White House.

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        Cumbrae's
        481 Church St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

        White House
        95 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

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        1. re: haggisdragon

          Alternatively, Sanagans Meat Locker, in Kensington market, has some very impressive looking cowboy ribeyes that would be fun for a party. You could easily feed six people with 1 or 2 of these beautiful monsters, and you can't beat bone in for flavour, and presentation.

          1. re: haggisdragon

            Second this. They look impressive but also taste amazing cooked bistecca fiorentina style.

            1. re: h2o

              thirded. Ive been buying from Sanagan's consistently and its always great. Right now they have some grass fed beef that is unusually deep red in its colour. havent tried it, but it looks outstanding.

                1. re: JennaBean

                  I decided to try out Sanagan's over the holidays after reading about it on this board. We bought one of the Fred Flintstone-esque steaks - one big bone with a a 4 inch, 2 pound gorgeously marbled rib steak attached that more closely approximated a small roast. Hubby bbq'd it to perfection with just the last few minutes roasted in the oven. There were 5 of us that feasted on it, which made for a really fun presentation. Without a doubt, it was the best tasting steak I've had from any butcher shop or restaurant in years - unbelievably flavourful. I'm heading back there this week to try out some more of their meat.

        2. Im a big fan of Cheese Botique (south kingway area)

          their 50 day bone in rib eye is amazing and always impresses my friends both in how ginormous it looks and how it tastes

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