pork jowls in boston?
Anyone know where I can buy pork jowls in Boston?
I've asked butchers in the north end, the folks at meat house brookline, and (tried) to ask Kam-man and C-Mart, even local stop and shops, but they told me they have everything but that one cut.
Closest I got was the butcher in the north end, who said I'd have to order a whole case of them. I'm okay buying a few of them, but a case is just too much for me to handle.
I have yet to try savenors butcher shop due to both their inaccessibility and the fear of price per pound.
I find it pretty crazy that this cut is so hard to find, I can find pig tails, ears, knuckles, neck bones etc, but when I ask for the jowls (which I understand is pretty popular down south) I get these crazy looks and people say it's impossible to get / not in their distributor catalogues.
Any help out there?
I've seen them at Savenors although it is a lot more common to see it in guanciale form which I doubt is what you want.
Try contacting a local meat producer? I know that I saw pork jowls / cheeks at the Davis Square Farmer's Market a couple of weeks ago, but I don't remember the name of the farm they were from.
When I have asked about less-popular cuts, various farms have said that they are happy to bring custom orders to their regular farmers' markets.