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Where to buy whole pork butt (bone-in)?

remdog99 Nov 24, 2010 09:43 AM

I am looking for a whole pork butt, bone-in, to cook up for the family xmas party. I will be slow-cooking it on my Primo BBQ (cue country music from the south here!). Would appreciate recommendations of where I can find such a beast in Montreal area.


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    Kinyo RE: remdog99 Nov 24, 2010 10:30 AM

    MMMMmmm! That smells like pulled pork! I usually buy my Butts at Boucherie L'entrecote on Boul Tashereau cause I'm on the south shore. The price is ok 1.99$ / lbs. Usually I can get butts of 10#. You can also try Charcuterie Noel on Leger & Lacordaire, I think they are cheaper. Tell me what you find, I'm also into southern BBQ. I'm always looking for good pork!

    Charcuterie Noel
    5733 Boul Leger, Montreal-Nord, QC H1G6J2, CA

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      wattacetti RE: remdog99 Nov 24, 2010 11:14 AM

      I assume that you are talking a$$ (hind leg, ham) and not Boston butt/shoulder.

      I've purchased from both Claude & Henri (Atwater Market; actually purchased shoulder, they laughed when I said I needed 20 kg) and from the boucher in the Fruiterie 440 on Taschereau (forget the name). You can also try Asian grocers, and all will require a little bit of lead time.

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        remdog99 RE: wattacetti Nov 24, 2010 01:42 PM

        Actually, no, I mean the boston butt/shoulder. Suggestions?

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          wattacetti RE: remdog99 Nov 24, 2010 02:40 PM

          The places I listed can help you.

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        finefoodie55 RE: remdog99 Nov 24, 2010 11:32 AM

        A good downtown bet is Charcuterie Fairmount on St Laurent just above Pine. Good idea to call Joe and book ahead of arriving.

        1. porker RE: remdog99 Nov 25, 2010 03:23 AM

          Frutta Si on Shevchenko in Lasalle always has them (shoulder) as well as the leg. Usually around $1.70/lb, sometimes on sale for 99c/lb. Made a Christmas BBQed leg from here last year. Sure was bleak at 5:00am December 25th - santa had come and gone long before, leaving only blowing winds and a mean looking sky.
          Dinner was worth it though (pict).

          1. RhondaB RE: remdog99 Nov 25, 2010 09:03 AM

            Porc Meilleur in Jean Talon Market has bone in pork butt. I've tried it & have enjoyed it many times.

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              remdog99 RE: remdog99 Dec 18, 2010 11:56 AM

              I got the shoulder at Frutta Si (and then headed over to Manzo's for a sub which i havent had in years---oh man!). Not sure I got the butt i was looking for, but here's what it looked like just moments ago before heading into my Primo for an overnight lo & slo.....

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