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Feb 18, 2011 03:35 PM

Smoked Pork Butt

Help! I'm new at this but I need a quick answer. I'm making a Choucroute and need to get a smoked pork butt. Where in Los Angeles can find one?

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  1. Can't think of any obvious retails spots, but if you are friendly with any restaurants/BBQ joints that do pulled pork you might be able to talk them into doing one with the spices of your choosing in their next batch.

    1. Alpine Village in Torrance has very good smoked pork butt.

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      1. re: Peripatetic

        I went to Alpine Village and bought the perfect PorK Butt and about $100 of things that will not go into my choucroute. What a wonderful store.

        Alpine Village
        , Compton, CA 90221

        1. re: Norman Cohen

          Glad you found it. I love Alpine Village. It's (mostly) a good thing it's nearly 30 miles from Pasadena, otherwise I might weigh 30 lbs more.

      2. Almost any market has smoked ham hocks that will flavor your choucroute and add a gelatinous texture.

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        1. re: oldusedcop

          >>Almost any market has smoked ham hocks...<<

          This used to be the case but I'm finding it harder to find nowadays - at least at the supers.

          1. re: bulavinaka

            Last time I saw a large supply of smoked meats in a supermarket was at Gigante over by Hollywood Park on Century. But my wife says they got bought out and are now known as El Super and may not have the same variety the old store had.

            El Super
            3321 W Century Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90303

            1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

              Latino markets and/or chain grocers that cater largely to Latinos will reliably have smoked seasoning meat. I got some smoked neckbones at our King Ranch on Orange Grove (Pasadena) yesterday for some beans I was cooking. Those have coarser meat than hocks, but a good deal more of it.

              Happy to read about Alpine Village. I'd been buying choucroute meat at Schreiner's in Montrose, but they have only smoked loin and bacon, no shoulder.