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douglas525 Jan 1, 2011 01:12 PM

Looking for a butcher somewhere from Park Slope up to Prospect Heights, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, and into Bed Stuy. On a map, I'm seeing Dan Jose Meat Market in PS and Meat Market on Fulton, but no reviews.

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    brooklyn eats Jan 5, 2011 01:56 PM

    Ottomanelli's in the West Village is the best butcher in town. If you are going to travel, the quality of the meat and the reasonable prices are worth a 30 minute ride on the C.

    Otherwise I would say that Los Paesanos is a good choice, but super-expensive.

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      elecsheep9 Jan 6, 2011 07:28 AM

      Second to M&S Pork Store (formerly A&S Pork Store a few blocks closer to Flatbush.) I find them a little better than United Meat Market, but they are quite good as well.

      Not necessarily in the areas mentioned, but I'll also mention that I love the butcher at Fairway in Red Hook. High quality, good selection and every week that have a great loss-leader deal. Sometimes its Prime Porterhouse for $6.99 a pound, sometimes its whole beef tenderloin for $5.99 a pound which they will clean and cut into steaks or a roast. Also, there is one gruff guy who I absolutely love.

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      United Meat Market
      219 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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        StheJ Jan 6, 2011 11:50 AM

        I would not recommend M&S, which is actually a few blocks farther away from Flatbush than A&S which was far superior in my opinion. At the end of the day, M&S simply doesn't do enough business to keep a wide variety of fresh meats in stock like Paisanos. I live closer to M&S than Paisanos and regularly drive past M&S to go to Paisanos because I got tired of going in there and being told that they don't have oxtail or quail or pork belly or duck etc...

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        douglas525 Jan 6, 2011 11:07 AM

        I love Ottomanelli's when I'm over there. So far, Union Market is the most convenient place to me.

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        Union Market
        754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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        douglas525 Jan 4, 2011 10:17 AM

        Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm guessing there's nothing from Fort Greene into Bed Stuy? It's looking like I may have to travel a bit to find some decent meat.

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          sushiman Jan 5, 2011 08:38 AM

          The Meat Hook at The Brooklyn Kitchen is great.

          Lorimer Market for an Italian butcher.

          There are a number of really good Polish butchers in Greenpoint if you want that style of pork product.

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          Brooklyn Kitchen
          616 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

          The Meat Hook
          100 Frost St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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          jimmyjazz Jan 4, 2011 06:55 AM

          United Meat Market on PPW and 16th St. great selection, high quality and certainly cheaper than Staubitz or Union Market. pretty bare bones looking place but has what you need (or can get it within 1-2 d)

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          United Meat Market
          219 Prospect Park W, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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            mike1213 Jan 3, 2011 03:13 PM

            Both Staubitz and Los Paisanos are very good and in Cobble Hill. I would recommend both, but Los Paisanos has the bigger space and more choices on display. In Park Slope there is is the M&S Pork Store on 5th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Streets, as well as Union Market on Union & 6th Avenue and on 7th Avenue between 12th & 13th Streeets. With any and every butcher, if you really want something, you should call ahead to see if they have it. If they don't, they can probably have it the next day.

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            Paisanos Meat Market
            162 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

            Union Market
            754 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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              gnosh Jan 2, 2011 09:18 AM

              Staubitz on Court Street in Cobble Hill and Los Paisanos on Smith Street in the same neighborhood. Both are popular and good. Both are quite expensive, Staubitz more expensive than Los Paisanos. I prefer Los Paisanos.

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              Paisanos Meat Market
              162 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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                chewbie Jan 2, 2011 03:36 PM

                I second Los Paisanos. Equal quality meat as Staubitz and more reasonable prices.

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                Paisanos Meat Market
                162 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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