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Where can I buy some skirt steak in Boston?

joolseyc09 Apr 28, 2011 09:17 AM

I love making fajitas with skirt steak, but am having a really hard time finding any in the grocery stores in Boston. Any idea where I might be able to find some? I'm willing to travel on the T to find some, but somewhere near BU or Fenway would be lovely.

Thank you in advance!

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    mwk May 3, 2011 02:37 PM

    If you can get to Hilltop Marketplace butcher shop, they have the Skirt steaks and Flank steaks for $6.99/lb regularly, and on sale often for $3.99/lb. I still have one in my freezer from the last sale.

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    1. re: mwk
      emannths May 3, 2011 04:41 PM

      McKinnon's in Davis usually has them for between $3 and $5/lb

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      phatchris Apr 29, 2011 03:47 PM

      Whole foods usually has it as well.

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      1. re: phatchris
        bizkat Apr 29, 2011 06:51 PM

        Whole Foods- I like skirt steak but not for $9.99 a lb.

        1. re: bizkat
          phatchris Apr 29, 2011 07:36 PM

          Whats it $8.99 a lb. at Star? Skirt steak is no longer a cheap cut of meat, but it does go a long way. Where do you get your Skirt Steak?

          1. re: phatchris
            bizkat May 1, 2011 08:20 PM

            To be honest, I haven't bought Skirt steak in a while.

          2. re: bizkat
            nickls Apr 29, 2011 07:46 PM

            Yeah, last time I got skirt steak from the Fresh Pond Whole Foods it was closer to $15 a lb and poorly butchered (very tough from silver skin not removed properly). Won't make that mistake again.

            That said, skirt and flank are not cheap these days.

            1. re: nickls
              9lives Apr 29, 2011 09:27 PM

              I ust checked my freezer and it was $10.99/lb.at Savenors This for USDA Prime..worth every penny.

              Any suggestions about where you DO buy skirt steak at more reasonable prices, instead of where you don't? prime...choice?

              Cooking tip, I like to put a ancho rub, chimichurri, cook rare, 3 mins side on 8ooF with some flame..let rest and cut across the grain.

              1. re: 9lives
                phatchris Apr 30, 2011 06:10 AM

                I marinade my in a Mojo marinade(lime,orange,garlic,cilantro, evoo, salt and pepper), then grill 3 mins a side, let rest, cut across grain, and serve on grilled tortillas with homemade guac and tomatillo salsa.

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                  Msample Apr 30, 2011 10:35 AM

                  My Market Basket has it occasionally up here in NH - about $6.49 today when I saw it.

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                    9lives Apr 30, 2011 03:38 PM


                    It's a great cut..keep it rare, enjoy!

                2. re: nickls
                  newhound Apr 30, 2011 07:30 AM

                  I've had the opposite experience at Fresh Pond--really nice skirt. Talk to Crosby there if you want to make sure you're getting what you want.

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                    nickls Apr 30, 2011 09:59 AM

                    To be fair the previous time I had some nice skirt from there as well (FP WF), and their meat is usually very good in general, if expensive.

                    I was just disappointed last time, so I will make sure I inspect it more carefully in the future.

                  2. re: nickls
                    almansa Apr 30, 2011 07:45 AM

                    Let's understand that dressed cattle sold for an all time high of $92/100lbs last year. This year it's hit $128/100lbs. And that's just for commodity cattle. Wholesale beef prices are up 37%. I had dinner at a top Boston restaurant last week and they didn't even have beef on the menu. Fortunately I was going for the famous chicken entree, so I didn't mind. If beef prices got you down, it's time to eat something else.

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                      PinchOfSalt Apr 30, 2011 09:34 AM

                      That's fascinating information, Almansa. My meat CSA had to raise its prices recently for the first time in several years. Their costs have gone through the roof in the past year.

              2. BobB Apr 28, 2011 09:33 AM

                The Star at Packard's Corner (on Comm Ave, right by BU) usually has skirt steak. You'll find them at the far left of the main meat case, in heavy plastic shrink-wrapped packages, not the usual saran-wrapped on styrofoam.

                If they're out of them (which they sometimes are) you should be able to get some at the Meat House in Coolidge Corner.

                The Meat House
                1285 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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                  joolseyc09 Apr 28, 2011 09:38 AM

                  That's amazing -- that's right by where I work! I'm going to drop by during lunch break and check it out. Thanks!

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