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remdog99 Dec 11, 2011 09:41 AM

Where can I buy a good one? I was thinking of the biftheque but since they're now closed, i cant remember the name of the butcher where norman selzer moved to--anybody?

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    rakeypakey Dec 12, 2011 05:56 PM

    I just ordered one from la maison du roti... don't know how good it will be, but I love the rest of their meat. It'll be $80 for 9 people.

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      westaust Dec 12, 2011 06:35 PM

      Costco is currently offering some nice rib roasts (Canada AAA grade meat) in various sizes (from 2 to 5 ribs) i've seen some at the one on bridge street, and they looked amazing.

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        remdog99 Dec 12, 2011 07:44 PM

        i spoke to westmount butcher today. he has black angus 1855. pricey! but it is the best. wonder how big a difference you can taste between 1855 & AAA?

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          EaterBob Dec 13, 2011 05:48 AM

          1855 is a brand, the full name is "G.F. Swift 1855 Brand Premium Beef." AAA is a grade of marbling in the beef. Most marbled is Prime, then followed by AAA, AA and A. "Canada Prime specifies marbling as slightly abundant, A as a trace, AA as slight, AAA as small." http://www.triplecbeef.ca/mystery.htm

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            HungryLurker Dec 13, 2011 07:07 AM

            Westmount Butcher (Tony) is pricey but the quality is very good and he stands behind his product, which iirc is also organic and grass fed, etc.
            Most recently, in September, I bought a first cut standing rib roast for 8 ppl, but I can't recall how much I paid (I think it was a 4 rib one because we love the bones) but do remember it being tasty, of couse it is one of my mother's two and only specialties ! :)
            That said, Costco's meat is usually good and excellent price/quality, but a different category.

            Re: Norman Seltzer, it was NDG Meats a long time ago, but that is gone too, I think?

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              SnackHappy Dec 13, 2011 07:57 PM

              "which iirc is also organic and grass fed, etc."

              I don't know anything about Westmount Butcher, but Swift 1855 is feedlot beef which by definition is neither grass fed nor organic.

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                RhondaB Dec 14, 2011 02:58 PM

                Second Westmount Butcher. Only let Tony trim it for you (he trims first and then weighs the final product). Last standing rib roast I got, he cut away the bone & then tied it back up again. It was the best prime rib I've ever cooked/tasted. A less pricey option is CostCo. If you don't see what you like in the cold case, the guys in the back will cut the roast to your specs.

          2. porker Dec 13, 2011 07:31 PM

            I think all the suggestions above are solid.
            Another option, speak to Joseph @ Fairmont butcher on St. Laurent. He usually doesn't stock it, but will order whatever you want (and reasonable).

            Any butcher @ Atwater market will sell you one, but I find them expensive.

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              Mr F Dec 14, 2011 09:04 AM

              Was recently served excellent standing rib roast that came from Chez Vito. Don't know details about grade, grass vs. grain, etc., but this is generally a very reliable shop.

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