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Best Corned Beef buy in East County?

pRon Mar 13, 2012 05:44 PM

Best Corned Beef buy in East County?

Looking for best quality vs price ratio...


  1. Gypsy Jan Mar 14, 2012 03:13 PM

    There was a funny moment on the Today Show this morning. The hosts do a "Who Knew" quiz of the audience. One of the questions was, "Is corned beef and cabbage the most consumed dish on St. Patrick's Day?

    The guest commentator, the host of the longest running late night talk show (in Ireland and I didn't catch his name) wrinkled up his face and said that if his mum told him that she was serving corned beef and cabbage, he would tell her, "Thank you, but I am not going to eat it."

    He went on to say that he would prefer a savoury (insert regional label here) lamb stew.

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    1. re: Gypsy Jan
      pRon Mar 14, 2012 08:19 PM

      Hey Gypsy Jan,

      I know that 'corned beef and cabbage' is about as authentic as 'nachos' but I like it anyway!

      Plus I can make a fair pastrami from the corned beef...d;^)

      Thanks for your input,

    2. pRon Mar 14, 2012 05:41 AM

      Thanks sandiegomike & mcgrath...d;^)

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        mcgrath Mar 13, 2012 09:03 PM

        This one is easy. Valley Farm Market in Spring Valley off the 94 at Bancroft. They do their own corning as well, and like all meat sold there, including their prime beef, it is as good as any in town, but always at a lower price. Very helpful and accommodating butchers.

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        1. re: mcgrath
          DiningDiva Mar 17, 2012 10:21 PM

          Good call. I get our corned beef here and it's terrific. We like it better than the house-corned beef at Iowa Meat Farms. And the butcher *are* very nice and very helpful

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          sandiegomike Mar 13, 2012 08:07 PM

          Seisel's Meats (and probably their sister market Iowa Meats) corns beef briskets in-house for St Patrick's Day. Better move quick, they always sell out. Price is excellent considering the quality.

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