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Jaskew82
08-15-2012, 01:42 PM
I went to RD today to get some boston butts for this weekend and noticed they were out of bone in. Last time I went, they were out and so was costco. Is there some sort of shortage that I am unaware of?

Also, I noticed the boneless RD butts looked like they had great looking money muscles. I won't cook a boneless but has anyone cooked these in competition with sucess?

Sledneck
08-15-2012, 01:47 PM
Yes they are fine. I havent noticed a shortage.

eggzlot
08-15-2012, 01:55 PM
I am in your area, and I go to the RD in Blauvelt all the time and never had an issue getting bone in butts. If I'm really concerned about it, I'll call them in advance and ask if they have, and if so, they will put some off to the side for me before I make the drive over there.

Jaskew82
08-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Thanks Eggz. Unfortunately I cannot get to Blauvelt because of work but South Hackensack is 5 minutes from my office. I will have to check back tomorrow.

eggzlot
08-15-2012, 03:16 PM
Only went to South Hackensack once and they had the bone in butts, but that was during the winter; I was in the area so I stopped in to see the difference, but its not my local RD so I don't frequent it. However, it is bigger than the Blauvelt one so they should have more in stock I would think. Just speak to someone in the dept, they may have it in cases in the back and they will break open cases for you sometimes, or they will know when they are getting more in (usually 1-2 days), etc.

boogiesnap
08-15-2012, 04:18 PM
Yes they are fine. I havent noticed a shortage.

you sure they're fine??? :razz:

Stoke&Smoke
08-15-2012, 04:48 PM
Odd, I was in Sam's the other day, and all the had was picnics. Pig shortage?????

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BruceB
08-15-2012, 05:12 PM
I was at my RD today and they had a whole display case full of bone-in. Apparently no shortage here.

smokeworker
08-15-2012, 08:15 PM
First time I have been disapointed with Sam club bone in butts this year was in Pittsburgh at the site for the sams comp. I have catered like 1500 pounds of sams butts this year. The ribs and butts were both garbage! I thought about trying RD but didnt think it would matter much. Got to be a pig thing going on in my neck of the woods too. Just picked up 2 cases today for a party, 71 and 70 pound boxes. total of twenty butts!!! should be 16.

Slamdunkpro
08-15-2012, 10:01 PM
It really depends on what the Meat manager at the local RD orders. I have 3 RD's local and one only gets in about 5 cases of bone in butts per week. The other two order pallets of bone in butts. When I asked the one manager about it he said "we don't sell that many bone in butts so we don't order very many."

Ron_L
08-15-2012, 10:18 PM
The RD in Lombard, IL had plenty of both bone in and boneless today. I found several two packs that were over 20 lbs.

The Sam's by me only have tiny butts. The biggest two pack is usually between 12 and 13 lbs.

Fornia
08-15-2012, 10:24 PM
Odd, I was in Sam's the other day, and all the had was picnics. Pig shortage?????

Same here! The last few months, all our Sams has are shoulders in the case. But when I ask them, they've always brought out the standard 2-pack cryos of bone-in butts.

It's had me scratching my head....

Sledneck
08-16-2012, 07:08 AM
you sure they're fine??? :razz:

They are fine until you make pork soup out of them as I did in rhode island:redface:

Sledneck
08-16-2012, 07:09 AM
Same here! The last few months, all our Sams has are shoulders in the case. But when I ask them, they've always brought out the standard 2-pack cryos of bone-in butts.

It's had me scratching my head....

They make country ribs out of them, they get more $ per pound that way

Warthog
08-16-2012, 07:09 AM
South Plainfield has bone in butts. Got a couple of two packs in the freezer now.

chickenchoker
08-16-2012, 08:41 AM
Secaucus usually does not have many either. I think the huge latin population in this Northern NJ area puts quite the demand on bone in butts here, Pernil, asado, etc....

RangerJ
08-16-2012, 09:25 AM
Also, I noticed the boneless RD butts looked like they had great looking money muscles. I won't cook a boneless but has anyone cooked these in competition with sucess?

I have but not on purpose. All I saw were these awesome money muscles and I did not even check to see if they were bone in.

When it came time to prep my pork I realized my error. I decided to roll with it and it was a top 10 finish.

Westexbbq
08-16-2012, 09:30 AM
RD in Bohemia and both, boneless and bone-in.
I picked up 2 bone-in on purpose for this weekend at Sam's Club Medford.

Patrickkva
08-17-2012, 08:53 AM
I was at the RD off Eisenhower Ave (Alexandria, VA) yesterday and there were two bone-ins to choose from. The MM on one pack was really nice, but it makes me nervous for future pickings. I also wish that RD would carry pork belly on a more consistent basis.

weatherman
08-18-2012, 09:24 PM
Rd???

wmaes47
08-18-2012, 09:43 PM
Restaurant Depot...

KCBS membership will get you into a great store designated for caterers and restaurants only...

weatherman
08-18-2012, 10:26 PM
Wow.. not sure how I missed that one. so in order to get into the store,you must be a member of kcbs? or own a restaruant ect. sort of like sams club used to be

lcbateman3
08-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Pretty much. If you are a member of KCBS they give you a day pass. Otherwise you have to be a member with the whole Tax ID and everything.

Slamdunkpro
08-19-2012, 10:41 AM
I was at the RD off Eisenhower Ave (Alexandria, VA) yesterday and there were two bone-ins to choose from. The MM on one pack was really nice, but it makes me nervous for future pickings. I also wish that RD would carry pork belly on a more consistent basis.

The Alexandria store is the one that doesn't stock a lot of bone in butts. The capital heights store usually stocks a good quantity if Alexandria is out.

Q Haven
08-19-2012, 10:51 AM
You really just have to own a business. They require a tax ID number but do not require it to be a food service business.

bbqdavarrow
08-19-2012, 11:10 AM
"The President campaigning in Iowa announced $170 million in government meat purchases to help farmers struck by drought, helping to send hog prices to a one-week high." I heard an analyst saying this is going to drive up cost next year and it has a lot to do with the EPA and producing corn for ethanol gas additives - we shall see what Beef and pork cost next year!

CBQ
08-19-2012, 09:16 PM
You really just have to own a business. They require a tax ID number but do not require it to be a food service business.

Ted is right. My EIN is from a charity I work with. It has nothing to do with food.

mr dirts bbq
08-20-2012, 12:23 PM
my RD membership is under my sign company, also they give memberships to local police and fire depts without tax ids