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Feb 21, 2012 09:40 AM

Has anyone seen Bison in the last 3 months or so?

Are any of the on-line purveyors selling it?

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  1. No. sigh.

    I have not been out to Pomegranate to look.

    1. I just saw an article that said that the new butcher opening on the upper east side, Prime Butcher Baker, is going to carry it. I haven't been there yet to verify. I also saw an article saying they will carry venison, which would be really exciting.

      1. Park East is now stocking it.

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        1. re: AdinaA

          I recently heard that a few slaughter houses are going to start shechting bison, so it should be coming to a butcher shop near you very soon.

          1. re: chicago maven

            It's the best thing to serve visiting Israelis, particularly teenagers. It amuses and amazes.

            But I like the flavor and texture.

            1. re: AdinaA

              Why, Adina? It is not SO different from beef.

              1. re: DeisCane

                I think it is somewhat different. But, perhaps, in a blind taste test I might not know the difference.

                I especially like to serve it to people who have not eaten it before, like Israelis who are not entirely certain what a bison is. And Europeans who do know but have never been served one.

                I recently had to get up from the Shabbos table and find a book with picture of one to show a wide-eyed Israeli twelve-year-old.

                1. re: DeisCane

                  Well, the taste may not be so different, but the fat content is. I like that it's far lower in fat.

              2. re: chicago maven

                That's good news. I have been looking for kosher bison for some time and haven't seen it.

            2. just posted this on another thread, but kosher express just tweeted that they have bison in stock:

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              1. re: kosherfoodies

                I guess it slowly coming back on the market, Kohns in St. Louis also has it in stock:

                1. re: mggn

                  If anyone out there sees it in the Houston area, please let us know!

              2. BUMPING a year old thread.

                There was an article on yesterday afternoon about a company called who ships all tyoes of glatt meat under OU supervision including bison. So I clicked on the link and it currently is available in a twin pack of 1 lb patties, bulk is out of stock.