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Apr 11, 2014 07:20 AM

Lamb chops?

Hi all, want to do lamb chops for Easter and my go to would have been Dewar's. Any other suggestions for good lamb?

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  1. Savenor's. Or, for locally-sourced meat, M.F. Dulock.

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    1. re: Tonality666

      I always find Savenor's overrated. I had never heard of MF Dulock, just checked out their website, seems really great! Thanks for this!

    2. If you are in the Needham area you can try Dewar's at Volante farms, you can call and see if they can get what you want.

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      1. re: lc02139

        I had heard that they were carrying their meats. Good to keep in mind when in that area..

      2. Coolidge Variety & Deli
        4 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA 02472
        (617) 923-9809
        Accessibility Details: Accessible via sidewalk.Hours: Daily, 8am - 8pm (hours are flexible)Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm; Sat, Sun, closed

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        1. re: Taralli

          My parents used to buy meat from there many,many years ago. Thanks for this reminder!

          1. re: Taralli

            Second on Coolidge Variety. But good idea to call first and speak to Nick the butcher. If he doesn't have what you want on hand, he'll get it for you in a day or two.
            I tried MF Dulock's for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was very impressed with the ground beef and hot chili sausage (which wasn't nearly as spicy as described, but was delicious nonetheless). You do pay a premium, however, for the local sourcing. Coolidge Variety will be considerably less costly.

            1. re: katzzz

              Nick does get his meat from farmers in western Mass.

              Mennonite, I believe. I consider it local/ethically sourced.

              But you have to give him some lead time.

              Hes also very funny.

          2. I bought some really nice rib chops at Whole Foods Framingham yesterday. They had some that came from a farm in Maine, and they were very good. They were also cut doublethick which was nice...easier to get the right cooking temp when they are thick like that.

            1. bj's has great lamb chops precut thru bone and vacuum sealed for easy prep

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              1. re: Bellachefa

                I didn't save the packaging to confirm price or origin, but we had the most amazing dinner last night. The evening before I opened, trimmed, rinsed and cut the partial cut bone in, into 7 chops. Drizzled with evoo, balsamic, garlic, rosemary, zest and juice of one lemon, s/p. They grilled to perfection with a lovely flavor that was neither too gamey nor too mild. I hate when lamb is so mild that it doesn't taste like lamb. I've been buying this easy cut product a few times a year, for years. It has always been wonderful. But I have only done this grilling and marinating version, while occasionally adding ingredients like mustard.