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Beef Cheeks in Dallas?

J.R. Jan 22, 2013 12:37 PM

Anyone have any ideas when to source or do I need to special order? Thanks in advance

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    planojim Feb 1, 2013 11:24 AM

    saw a big package of them at the Sams near the corner of 75 and Spring Creek. In thier fresh meat case. $2.38/lb.

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      J.R. Jan 28, 2013 09:31 AM

      yep. Yep, I'm a daily Whole Foods shopper due to proximity and quality of produce, so this was a breath of fresh air. El Rancho will be on my rotation since it's not far from my office.

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        manatisalas Jan 28, 2013 10:55 AM

        Last time I shopped for those I found them at Walmart. They carry a line called Rumba that has all those meat-cuts (cheeks, tripe, tongue, etc). Don't know if they still do but were fresh and great quality.
        Also, you can try Fiesta marts, they normally carry all that stuff. If you want something fancier, you might want to try Kuby's. If they don't have it, they can order it for you.
        Also, if you're a locavore, you can try ordering it from the farms that sell at the various farmer's markets.

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        J.R. Jan 28, 2013 08:42 AM

        They had them indeeed. Frozen, but it works. Never been to an El Rancho as I usually shop at La Michoacana or Fiesta. I was really pleasantly suprized by the quality of thier produce. Really nice stuff. Much, much better than any Tom Thumb.

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          twinwillow Jan 28, 2013 09:26 AM

          And, cheaper too.

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          J.R. Jan 23, 2013 08:11 AM

          Thanks guys. Will check both today.

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            Jon G Jan 22, 2013 06:34 PM

            The El Rancho in Richardson on Coit had them the last time I was there. Called "cachete" in Spanish.

            1. twinwillow Jan 22, 2013 02:43 PM

              Try Rudolph's.

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