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Feb 3, 2012 08:36 AM

Pork Shoulder

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

    8 Replies
    1. re: cgarner

      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.

      1. re: cgarner

        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.

        1. re: cgarner

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

          1. re: DougRisk

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

            1. re: DougRisk

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

                1. re: Cheesesteak

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

                2. re: hawkeyeui93

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