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ISO quality ground beef in Philly, a la Freida-esque blends to use at home

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I'm in charge of the burgers for a party this weekend, and I want to come correct, but I don't have a grinder, and I don't necessarily feel like being high-maintenance and making up a custom blend at the butcher. Does anyone have any knowledge of good blends or simply the highest quality ground beef in Philly? Preferably Center City/S. Philly area.

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  1. See if Garces Trading Company is still carrying the logs of ground beef that they use at Village Whiskey. They used to have them in the meat case there.

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    1. re: urbanfabric

      +1 for VW if they still do that, you can also grind your own burger blend in a food processor, I've made this blend before with good results: http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20... , though I wouldn't want to make burgers for 20 people that way.

    2. Good call on Garces Trading Co. They do sell the meat at $10.49/lb. Now I have to figure out if I want to spend the extra $50 and get fancy or not.