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Oct 25, 2012 08:43 AM

Hunting for lamb


I live in Arlington.. need to buy a leg of lamb, probably bone-in, maybe 6lbs or so. I know the obvious suspects - Savenor's, perhaps WF, but wanted to see where else might be good. Perhaps a halal butcher, or a small place hidden in Medford or Malden? I like the idea of a more local butcher.. Thx..

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  1. Call MF Dulock:
    201A Highland Avenue Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    (617) 666-1970

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    1. re: FinnFPM

      Second on this suggestion. My two visits have both led to some of the best food I have ever cooked at home. I was just in there yesterday and they had a beautiful bone-in leg sitting in the display case, ready to go. I would definitely call ahead though. Their products are amazing, but due to the fairly limited volume prime cuts can be hard to score without advance notice.

    2. Maybe Nick at the Coolidge Market in Watertown (across from the diner) or M.F. Dulock in Somerville.

      1. You could check out Signal Rock Farm, which sells lamb meat at the Davis Farmer's market in Somerville (Wednesday afternoons). Really good.

        1. If Dulock doesn't work for you, McKinnons always has decent lamb for short money.

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          1. re: Jenny Ondioline

            I second McKinnon's. I recently bought a whole shoulder from them, when I was making a tagine during the high holidays. It was vacuum packed from Australia and was excellent. You might want to call ahead to make sure that they have exactly what you are looking for. I also second Signal Rock -- we had lamb liver last week, and just bought very meaty shanks yesterday for a stew for next week. Again, it may be best to contact them first so that they can bring what you want to the market.

          2. You'll need 7lbs, as I'll be joining you for this feast.

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