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Cheesesteak Feb 3, 2012 08:36 AM

Looking for an 8-10 lb. pork shoulder to make for the Super Bowl. Anyone have any suggestions for quality spots besides Giunta's in the RTM or Esposito's in S. Philly?

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    cgarner Feb 3, 2012 12:17 PM

    In the city, I can't help you but Blooming Glenn has a retail store and you can special order from them
    http://www.bloomingglencatering.com/R...
    (Love Esposito's, any reason you wouldn't want to go there?)

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      Cheesesteak Feb 3, 2012 12:23 PM

      No reason at all that I wouldn't go to Esposito's, I just wanted to throw it out there and see if I was overlooking anything particularly great. Thanks.

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        Cheesesteak Feb 6, 2012 06:53 AM

        I wound up going to Esposito's and got a 10 lb shoulder for the downright laughable price of $12.87. The pork was a total hit and I also have enough leftover for lunch today and tomorrow. I might go back next weekend and get another should and roast it for my lunch for the rest of the week. Spending $2.57 per day on lunch is pretty awesome.

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          DougRisk Feb 7, 2012 09:53 AM

          Does Esposito's have any Pastured Pork, or is it all "conventional" pork?

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            cgarner Feb 7, 2012 10:08 AM

            Doug, I'm not sure about the pork, I know they have grass fed beef, and I believe free range chicken...

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              hawkeyeui93 Feb 7, 2012 10:12 AM

              I don't think you're going to buy anything but confinement pork for $1.28/lb.

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                Cheesesteak Feb 7, 2012 10:22 AM

                Mmmmm, confinement pork...

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                  hawkeyeui93 Feb 7, 2012 10:28 AM

                  Try living in the State where it is confined [Iowa]! You can definitely taste and smell the difference.

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                  DougRisk Feb 7, 2012 06:54 PM

                  I would certainly be prepared to pay more. I can find Pastured Pork from various farms, but, unfortunately, the cuts are fairly limited.

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