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Unread 02-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Here is a question for all of my Minnesota brethren:

Do you know of a superb meat market/butcher in the Twin Cities area? I have been going to the Anoka Meat Market but I wanted to see what other options were out there. I am not really a fan of Von Hansen.

I am also looking for a local supplier of waygu beef or berkshire pork.
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I am interested in responses here too! I don't like Von Hanson's either.

There is a place called Quetopia in Minnetonka I think that told my brother they will be moving/expanding and hopefully adding a full service meat counter this summer.
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American Beef 1430 County Rd C W Roseville and Kowalski's Markets for Wagyu.
Clancey's on 43rd and Upton in Minneapolis. I think I have seen Wagyu at Sam's.
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I am interested in responses here too! I don't like Von Hanson's either.

There is a place called Quetopia in Minnetonka I think that told my brother they will be moving/expanding and hopefully adding a full service meat counter this summer.
I go to Quetopia regularly. I would be shocked if he added a meat counter, but I would love it if he did!
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About 2 miles north of Quetopia on Shady Oak Road is Nelsons meats. Not sure of the availability of Wagyu, but it does have full packers.(although they are $5.49/lb)
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In lowwer town on saturday the farmers market
Prairie Pride Farm they have the dates there there on the right
http://www.prairiepridepork.com/

and stop into Heartland deli on the other side of the street there they are
higher in price butt you never know what they have they age there own
beef there just somthing to see.

Coastal Sea food has wagyu and not all cuts Mondays are 20% off Wagyu and Tuesday is 55 and over 20% off everyting
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And then theres resturant Depo on Como Ave across from the fair grounds
but you its whole sale so you ether need a tax id number or if your a kcba
member you get day passes.
Now this is for other meats like packers there were 2.35lb last time I was there.
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Costco
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Restaurant depot

There is a shop called the Angus Meat Market that though Ive never been there. I guess he is a BBQ'er as well. their website looked pretty decent though. Its off of 61 just norh of hwy 36 maplewood?
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I dont like to dis places that dont deserve it but Von Hansen's is garbage. I was having a rib emergency once and I figured they could set me up. what was there was a 1/2 rack of bb's, a frozen rack of bb's in cryo from hormel. They tried to talk me into buying country style ribs. I couldnt get out of there fast enough. the time before that I was looking for a whole shoulder. called them and they said they has a couple. went there and it was supermarket style 4lb butts.
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If you don't mind driving north, I would recommend Grand Champion Meats in Foley. I've been using them for years and their products are outstanding. I too can't stand Von A**holes. I tried a couple of their locations a few years ago and the service and products garbage.
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I gave up trying to find meat in the cities. I buy everything when I visit the inlaws in Worthington. I can get a pork butt for 1/2 the cost of Von Hanson's.
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I stick to the Burnsville Costco and STP Rest Depot. Someone recently told me about a place in STP called Morreli's for meat. It's an Italian deli too and supposedly has great prices on liquor to boot. Has anyone been there? http://www.morellismarket.com/Morellis_Interior.html
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I haven't been in a while, but Nelson's Meats in Hopkins is old school. I would call them and tell them what you want, I would be willing to say that they would get it for you. Now I need to stop there soon myself. Good folks there.
http://www.nelsonsmeats.com/
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It's an hour south, but its tough to beat Steve's Meat Market in Ellendale off I-35. Berkshire pork is available, don't know about the Wagyu. I haven't found anywhere in the Metro that's as good.
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I am chinese in Beijing,China
I have a penpal since 1996 in twin cities
She tells me that twin cities do not like BBQ
Seems she is wrong
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Lol, I don't live far From morelli's but I've never been there. Supposedly the place is the greatest meat market/liquor store in the world but its just a front for organized crime
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