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Where can I find a skin-on full fat pork butt?

Firenzilla Mar 27, 2012 09:34 AM

Looking for a pork butt with the skin on and none of the fat trimmed away (for porchetta.) I'm in the San Fernando Valley, but I'm willing to drive into LA if need be. I'd like to get it with the bone out, not sure if that's possible. Hopefully a chowhound or two know a less expensive place than Lindy & Grundy!


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    Burger Boy RE: Firenzilla Mar 27, 2012 09:53 AM

    Call Huntington Meats in The Farmer's Market at 3rd & Fairfax, ask for Dan or Jim. They should be less than a trendy butcher shop and their quality is also great!

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      estone888 RE: Burger Boy Mar 27, 2012 10:10 AM

      El Mambi Market, 328 East Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale - just east of Glendale Ave. A great little Latin American market with a fantastic and very cheap butcher - especially for pork. If you don't speak Spanish, not to worry, one of the butchers speaks excellent English. They are very happy to cut you what you want if it isn't already available.

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      ebethsdad RE: Firenzilla Mar 27, 2012 10:41 AM

      Call JIm's Fallbrook Market (also known as JIm's Gourmet Meats). If they don't have it in stock they will order it for you. (818) 347-5525 Very nice people.

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        marti RE: Firenzilla Mar 27, 2012 12:24 PM

        If you have a Jons market in your area, give them a call. They carry a lot of Hispanic and other ethnic foods and I have purchased those skin on pork butts there, I don't know about the bone out but the butchers are usually very accomodating. My nearest is in HB but I know they have others in the valley and LA area.

        1. Bob Brooks RE: Firenzilla Mar 27, 2012 03:14 PM

          99 Ranch, Sepulveda at Victory, has a very extensive pork selection. Good chance they would have it. BTW, I've made a great porchetta from a pork loin that I wrapped in a pork belly that I bought at 99 Ranch..

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            Firenzilla RE: Firenzilla Mar 28, 2012 11:33 AM

            Awesome. Thanks for the replies fellas. Much appreciated.

            1. perk RE: Firenzilla Mar 28, 2012 05:42 PM

              Lindy & Grundy is great for all things pig. On Fairfax.

              1. Das Ubergeek RE: Firenzilla Mar 29, 2012 11:47 AM

                Any Mexican carniceria. Ask for "espaldilla entera de cerdo con su cuero". Don't use this term in, say, an Argentine market because Argentines butcher hogs differently than Mexicans do. You may need to special-order it to keep them from cutting it into small chunks, but it's a normal cut in Mexican markets.

                They may offer you maciza, which is not the same thing—it's part of the leg.

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