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Mar 8, 2013 08:56 AM

Well priced brisket for corning

I'd like to find a piece of brisket to turn into corned beef this week, and wanted to see if there were suggestions that balanced value and quality. i dont need $20/lb grass fed, but id like something a touch nicer than the nearest grocery store. Based in park slope but willing to travel a bit for the right place.

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  1. You may want to try the butcher shop on 5th ave between 2nd and 3rd street,west side.

    I can't remember the actual name,but the big sign over the door says Prime Meats. They may be willing to order it for you if they don't have it in stock. They don't necessarily have organic, grass-fed, bedtime-story-read-to products, but their prices are reasonable.

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    1. re: egit

      for future reference, the name is M and S Prime meats - i have gotten sandwiches but no raw meat from them, will check into it.

      1. any good quality latino butcher will sell brisket, also known as pecho. here in jackson heights i use carniceria hispanoamerica. the brisket is fabulous and costs about 3.99 a pound. i've used it to make braised brisket, corned beef, pastrami, hamburgers, etc. and always found it to be great. you can get it cut with lots of fat on top, or no fat, from the thick end of the brisket or the thin end. just tell them what you want. they are a great butcher shop. located on 37th ave near 89th.

        1. I bought the "fresh" corned beef at Fairway yesterday and cooked it in my crockpot last night. Really nice... $3.99 lb

          1. I just saw a huge piece of brisket with corning spices yesterday at Costco, but I guess that's not on your list ;-). M and S Prime Meats is really good, as is Fleischers -- I'd wager it's priced around $8 a pound there?