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Jul 24, 2012 08:22 PM

Please reccommend a meat market for briskets!

My daughter is getting maried in November. I have convinced my husband to cater the BBQ himself. I need a place that he can go (other than Sam's or Costco) where he can get 5-7 really good quality cut briskets. Reccommendations would be greatly appreciated! We are willing to drive anywhere in the DFW area. Thanks.

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  1. What's wrong with Costco's brisket? Well, if you want to throw your money away, I would recommend Matador Meat and Wine, Ye Ole Butcher Shop or, Rudolph's. I would recommend Hirsch's Meat Market but the buzz is, they get their meat from Costco!

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    1. re: twinwillow

      Um no.

      Hirsch's butcher's their own meat, has guilded butchers, and actually take pride in their product.

      I would say that Hirsch's is actually a good choice, but realize that Sams/Costco brisket will taste just as good as individual/boutique one once it's been BBQed for 7 hours

      1. re: Hasteur

        I stand corrected regarding my comment about Hirsch's.

      2. re: twinwillow

        We can find a good one at Sam's, (not a member at Costco). The problem is, he can not seem to find multiple choice ones there at the same time. He doesn't t want to freeze them beforehand. I appreciate the help!

        1. re: Khawkland

          Inquire at Hirsch's They've been known to accomidate unusual requests in addition to dry aging steaks.

        2. Rudolph's in Deep Ellum. Great quality, aged and processed on site. They know their business and are way friendly, to boot.

          1. I don't shop at Sam's, but nothing wrong with Costco's choice beef. When it comes to BBQing/smoking a good brisket, it's the pitmaster that makes or breaks a brisket, regardless the origins.

            1. Local Yocal is another option (in McKinney--I consider that DFW, you may not ;) Central Market's brisket is very good.

              1. BTW, he is an excellent pitmaster, and takes his BBQ very seriously, hence he's not willing to just grab any old brisket.