Where do you buy your meat products?

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    -Cp has made me a believer of sorts. www.dougsqualitymeats.com - Doug is a semi-local butcher...and wow. At most gatherings, nobody can get enough of Doug's meat. Frankly, Doug's meat is sensational. I cannot imagine sticking ANYTHING but Doug's meat on my grill. Yes, I can use super-market meat from time to time, but when I want the best, Doug's meat it is. In fact, my wife was commenting on how juicy and tastey Doug's meat is. She's often noted she's never had better meat than Doug's. I think I may have some photos of Doug's meat at home. If anyone would like to see Doug's meat, let me know. Doug provides meat for my entire family now...thanks to a 'Family Pack' purchased last month.


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    So - I'm telling you...find a GOOD butcher near you...and frequent him/her. Often the price of meat is higher, but it's sort of like a 'you get what you pay for' deal.

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    super markets get the second cut...after the restaurants...however it is difficult in some areas to find a "Local Butcher"...!


    side note: anyone know of a good sea food outlet..that can ship Halibut....it is really hard to get a good Halibut steak at the supermarket...the restaurants get the best of the cuts! I miss a good halibut steak!
     
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    Indeed - twood seem if your area doesnt HAVE a butcher, one could open a butchery. :)
     
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    Heh... dmp. :)

    I really don't think the prices of Doug's meat is far more expensive than most other places - namely when you buy it in the freezer packs..

    Check out the prices of Tacoma Boyz, Larrys Market or even Top Foods and you'll see he's competitive - even on his fresh meats..

    Butchers will - almost always - have better meat than the big stores. Why? Because they care - that's why... If they screw up their outta business... if Safeway screws up - well they have $millions of dollars in revenue to depend on in the form of other groceries to sell.. .
     
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    I'm not a butcher though by trade..they are unparralled...but I will think about it..as N/Nevada is landlocked...I am speaking about the sea food issue!
     
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    http://www.kasilofseafoods.com/seafood-gifts/halibut.htm
    fresh frozen

    This looks like 'fresh'-I didn't check the shipping prices though-that's where the cost really is:

    http://www.alwaysfreshfish.com/fresh_halibut.html

    Hope that helps!
     
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    I didn't mean to insinuate doug's prices are FAR more expensive - just stating, pound for pound, prices at a butcher shop are 'more expensive'. :)
     
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    What sea food issue? Or do you mean 'seafood in general' being hard to get near you.

    Open a seafood shop. :)
     
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    I go to a mix of places. I think I mentioned that I like to see the beef ground-supermarkets do their grinding in the back, so I only buy at butchers. Same with stew meat and pot roasts-they're so much better at the butcher.

    If I'm buying steaks, I only like filets, I go to Sam's and buy the 'huge' pack and then wrap individually for freezing. However, my dad also will buy filets from Omaha Steak.

    If I'm running late and need to get chicken for dinner, I'll buy it at the supermarket-skinless, boneless breasts is as exotic as I'll go there.
     
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    Word. I'll have to try them.
     

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