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Where to buy Beef Tenderloin in Queens???

Salsiccia Creature Dec 21, 2011 08:29 AM

I'm looking for about 10-12 lbs. total, so I assume two 5-6 lb roasts but don't know if I should try Costco which I've read some good things about or a local place. I'd rather not spend $20/lb if possible. Any suggestions? Will trek to Brooklyn or L.I. if necessary. Thanks in advance.

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    wincountrygirl Dec 22, 2011 06:51 AM

    Ottomonelli Meats

    Ottomanelli Butcher Shoppe
    190 21 Union Turnpike
    Flushing, NY 11366
    Tel: 718-468-2000
    Hours: Tues–Sat 6am – 5:30pm

    Sun & Mon: Closed

    Ottomanelli Butcher Shoppe
    190-21 Union Turnpike, Queens, NY 11366

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    1. re: wincountrygirl
      Salsiccia Creature Dec 22, 2011 07:27 AM

      I'll check it out. Thanks.

    2. EM23 Dec 21, 2011 05:21 PM

      It's on sale for $6.99/lb. until the 24th at Fairway. I have bought them in the past (at the Plainview store) and they will butcher/ tie them to your specs. I expect that the Douglaston store will do this as well.

      Fairway Market
      242-02 61st Ave, Queens, NY 11362

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      1. re: EM23
        Salsiccia Creature Dec 22, 2011 06:22 AM

        Thanks for the info. I will check it out this afternoon. Were you happy with the quality? 6.99/lb seems really cheap.

        1. re: Salsiccia Creature
          ForestHillsFresser Dec 22, 2011 06:57 AM

          I bought a whole tenderloin from Fairway in Washington Heights about 7 years ago. When I got home, I intended to cut it into it individual steaks and freeze them, but when I opened the package, the meat was rancid. I nearly puked. I no longer buy factory sealed, prepackaged meats. That's how Fairway sells it.

          1. re: ForestHillsFresser
            Salsiccia Creature Dec 22, 2011 07:27 AM

            That's disappointing. I guess that's where the price difference comes in.

          2. re: Salsiccia Creature
            EM23 Dec 22, 2011 08:50 AM

            I have bought them several times and have been happy with the quality. They regularly put them on sale - usually leading up to a holiday. And, as I mentioned, I had them trim and tie it in front of me so I saw what I was getting. And FWIW - never rancid.

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