Looking for Hanger Steak in LA
- Moose Nov 26, 2011 10:08 AM
Anyone know of any butchers or meat markets where I might get some Choice or better yet, Prime Hanger Steak? I've heard great things about this cut of beef and I really want to try it.
McCall's in Los Feliz often has it and so does Lindy and Grundy in WeHo... however, call before you go because their stock varies...
Huntington has them frozen, and you will have to butcher it yourself. If you are near a Gelson, they can order it for you and butcher it.
Any Mexican carnicería, because it's one of the few cuts in common between American and Mexican beef butchery. It's called palomilla in Spanish—but take a look (assuming you can tell the difference) because some places use palomilla to describe skirt steak and arrachera to describe hanger steak, which is the other, tougher half of the diaphragm. If it says "flap meat" on the package in English, you've got hanger steak. It is, mercifully, still the price that hanger steak used to be before every damn would-be bistro in the city "discovered" it all at the same time.
McCalls usually has it and Whole Foods has it on occasion.
No flap meat I've ever purchased was every hanger steak.