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Anyone know where to find beef cheek meat in LA?

Moose Sep 9, 2012 01:59 PM

A few years back, I tried some beef cheek tacos in Santa Barbara, and they were scrumptious. I'd like to make my own beef cheek tacos, but can't seem to find beef cheek meat, including at the major Mexican supers like Vallarta. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

  1. orythedog Sep 13, 2012 12:44 PM

    FYI - Mario Batalli has an excellent dish of beef cheek raviolis that I order everytime I am in Vegas. On one of Anthony Bourdain's holiday specials, he even shows how to make it. It is an awesome dish!

    1. Porthos Sep 12, 2012 11:19 AM

      Bought several frozen ones at the Pasadena farmer's market 3 weeks ago. They had lots. Cooked on bare simmer in tomato sauce for 5 hours along with brisket and pork shoulder. Delicious.

      1. Servorg Sep 12, 2012 09:54 AM

        Order anything you want from http://www.harveysgussmeat.com/contac... Normally they have for you the next day after ordering.

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          NYCnowLA Sep 12, 2012 08:50 AM

          Doheny Kosher Butcher always has it in the freezer. On Pico.

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            Bradbury Sep 11, 2012 12:47 PM

            Odd that you aren't finding it at the "major Mexican supers"; I haven't had much problem finding it at Baja Ranch or Cardenas...

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              banjoboy Sep 10, 2012 01:42 AM

              You can find them at Top Valu in Culver City.

              http://www.yelp.com/biz/top-valu-mark...

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                bg90027 Sep 9, 2012 04:39 PM

                I buy it from Rocky Canyon Farms at the Sunday Hollywood Farmer's Market.

                1. wienermobile Sep 9, 2012 03:41 PM

                  This older link may help:
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/570464

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                    Luvngudfood Sep 9, 2012 03:12 PM

                    Many Kosher Markets with a meat section carry it, because the Jews make a dish called Chula. (I think that's how it's spelled... not sure though) I like cheek meat too, it's actually pretty tender. Never tried it in a taco... that's sounds good though!

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