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Question for the steak experts

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by graham, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    Is there a butcher in the city that sells aged cuts ? Like they age it themselves for however long before cutting it into steaks for sale ? It makes such a huge difference in flavour, but I haven't seen it.

  2. JCrack

    JCrack TRIBE Member

    I think Pusateris might
  3. Vincent Vega

    Vincent Vega TRIBE Member

  4. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    Sobeys sells dry aged beef at their Queensway location as well as a few others.
  5. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    cumbrae's definitely does.
  6. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

    Grace meats on College did when I lived around the corner a few years ago.
  7. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    There is a butcher shop in Kensington Market that sells aged meat. It is just down the street from European meats next to the coffee shop on Augusta.

    Also there are a couple of butchers in St. Lawrence Market that do as well.
  8. Wiseman

    Wiseman TRIBE Member

    Pretty much any Butcher does this. Are you just shopping at NoFrills?
  9. R4V4G3D_SKU11S

    R4V4G3D_SKU11S TRIBE Member

    the healthy butcher does
  10. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    Thanks guys ! I haven't seen it before

    but wiseman is right, I don't know a lot about this stuff.
  11. TaCk OnE?

    TaCk OnE? TRIBE Member

    healthy butcher and cumbraies would for sure be the best bets downtown for quality.
  12. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    stop shopping at No Frills, Mr. Tall!
  13. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    at least there are no insults, at no frills
  14. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    When meat is well aged it ads to flavor - you get a richer more beefy flavor, especially if you grill the steak on a BBQ. Spice with salt, pepper only - no steak spices or bbq sauces so you get that full mouthwatering beefy flavor.
  15. AgentSanchez

    AgentSanchez TRIBE Promoter

    + 1
  16. Penny Lane

    Penny Lane TRIBE Member

    We just scored a deep freezer. Anyone know of any places that sell good priced sides of beef?
    Cheapest I'm finding is $2.50-$2.99/lb
  17. TaCk OnE?

    TaCk OnE? TRIBE Member

    st.lawrence market.
  18. Bacchus

    Bacchus TRIBE Promoter

    This is the one in kensington.

    Sanagan's Meat Locker - Quality Meats and Poultry From Small Ontario Farms

    amazing product. my favorite butcher. All locally grown, grass fed. His saussages are amazing too
  19. LivingRoomPornstar

    LivingRoomPornstar TRIBE Member

    lies. Aisle 4, yellow wrapper, packs of 36. ($0.99 in the sunday flyer)
  20. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    price chopper has had meats hanging around for some time, try there
  21. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    I'm gonna start a store call no dans
  22. KillaLadY

    KillaLadY TRIBE Member

    Their cuts look amazing. I don't eat meat too often, but when I do, I definitely go there... I have never been to a butcher before where they are so passionate about their meats.
    All local too - which is a bonus. :)
  23. Big Cheese

    Big Cheese TRIBE Member

    you want an entire side of beef? *lol* m'kay.

    mr. tall, Medium Rare out in etobicoke is just literally 1 block north of the Kipling Subway station (5 mins east off the 427 on dundas). i usually get most of my cow cuts for the BBQ there. other meat products are pretty good and are at reasonable pricepoints. they make pretty basic condiments n' stocks n' such too so if your in a pinch for something you can grab that as well. but i live in the west end so...

    Cumbrae's is arguably the top butcher in the city. imo not necessarily worth the pricepoints (this comming from someone who works with their products everyday) unless you're being a bitch about 30-45-60 day ages on your cuts or your running a restaurant.

    most people wouldn't know nor be able to apprciate the subtle nuances for dry aging beef for these periods anyways so i mean *shrugs* don't be a cunt, it doesn't need to be a heritage breed or any of that shit. for home stuff don't blow the bank, good beef is good beef.

    find a local butcher near your place, find out if its grass fed and ask the guy behind the counter if he knows the farmer by last name. imho that usually is a primary indicator if whether or not that butcher has fairly strong "farm to table" (for lack of a better phrase) ethics when it comes to his/her products. support your local shop and self-evidently; the more business you bring in and the stronger a rapport you build the better your cuts will be...

    find a good mechanic, a good tailor and take the time to find someone who will order you in that prime rib on short notice without hosing your ass on the bill ;)
  24. mutslaster

    mutslaster TRIBE Member

    graham - go to sanagan's in kensington. i saw some 40 day aged porterhouses there yesterday and their meat is all local and consistently good and well-priced. cumbrae's is a ripoff.
  25. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    I walked by sanagan's as yesterday and that meat did look amazing. I will have to try the place myself after reading all these recommendations.

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