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Any Guanciale in North County?

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escondido123 Aug 18, 2011 06:32 PM

I know I can order it online and I'm sure there are places in San Diego. Anyone know if it's available in North County--inland if possible, of course Escondido would be perfect.

  1. stevuchan Aug 19, 2011 10:16 AM

    Night Salumi's (RIP) new entity, spin off, whatever "Meat Men" might carry it, they seem to be just getting off the ground and have only had two types of salami lately, but i would not hurt to ask. They do the farmers markets, for sure they are at Poway on Saturdays.

    1. DiningDiva Aug 19, 2011 12:07 PM

      Since you're in North County, call Tender Greens in Liberty Station and see if Pete Ballestreri is making guanciale. He makes a variety of specialty meats and he may do that on occasion. The call will at least save you a drive.

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      Tender Greens
      2400 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

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        jmtreg Aug 19, 2011 02:34 PM

        Um. . .since when is Point Loma near North County?

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        Point Loma Cafe
        4856 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

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          DiningDiva Aug 19, 2011 04:22 PM

          Okay, I really am good at georgraphy and I do know that it's not in North County ;-). But guanciale isn't exactly an ingredient we see with any frequency here in "sleepy" (New York Post's idea of SD, not mine) San Diego. Consider it the "if all else fails" recommendation, but call first so you can save the drive if they don't.

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        littlestevie Aug 19, 2011 02:59 PM

        Did you try T&H in San Marcos or Major Market?

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          escondido123 Aug 19, 2011 03:59 PM

          I haven't seen it at Major Market--my favorite local market--but I will have to ask. They do have pancetta.

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          Pentagarn Aug 19, 2011 05:38 PM

          Also not quite North County, but they sometimes carry it at the Whole Foods in La Jolla.

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            inaplasticcup Aug 19, 2011 05:41 PM

            Hmm. Wonder if they have it at the Encinitas WF then...

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            escondido123 Aug 19, 2011 05:42 PM

            I think I'll be making some phone calls. Thanks all.

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