Restaurant supply store/beef market store open to public?
In my hometown, we had a great restaurant supply store which also sold amazing cuts of beef at a discount and was open to the public. Is there anywhere in the VA or MD area like that?
Restaurant Depot in Alexandria. I believe they require you to have a business license, but it can be any kind of business, whether restaurant or auto-parts store. Plus, things might have changed - call them and ask.
Here, like all wholesalers, their main desire is not to have to hold your hand ... they don't want returns, they don't want to have to show you where things are (there's a map). But their meats are good and their cookware will withstand an atomic bomb.
re: wayne keyser
I only went to Restaurant Depot a few times a year, primarily to buy big bags of charcoal for about half what it cost at the hardware store. Then the price crept up and it was no longer worth the trip. I noticed that I hadn't received their monthly mailing in a while, went to their web site, and found that my membership number could no longer be found.
I think I brought them a business license, but a friend of mine got an account with a letter from an institution for which she organizes food for after-parities.