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Old 07-14-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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Anyone living in or near the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) know a good butcher that carries whole packer briskets? I'm working in town all week and heading straight to the U.P. Hog Wild bash so I can't stop by my normal meat guy in Madison.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-14-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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I have several co-workers in that area. let me see what they recommend. Where are you staying?

Do you have Sam's, Costco or Restaurant Depot memberships just in case?
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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Generally, in MN, to get whole packers you have to buy a whole case. Even then
it's likely special order.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:48 AM   #4
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Here is one suggestion from my coworkers...

Greg's Meat Processing
www.gregsmeats.com

6028 250th St E
Hampton, MN 55031
(507) 263-3373


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Old 07-14-2009, 09:06 AM   #5
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I have a Sam's membership, but the Sam's in Madison always carries flats only so I wasn't sure if it would be different up here. Not sure I can get a Restaurant Depot membership since I'm not in the business. I'll try Greg's Meats for now and go from there. Thanks for the info Ron.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:16 AM   #6
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Here's one more, Aubrey. Depending on where you are staying I may be able to find more.

651-699-4700 Widmer Market
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:42 AM   #7
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A quick Google search of "Minneapolis Meat Markets" and "St. Paul Meat Markets" turned up quite a few names and numbers.

Also found this link http://www.meatsretail.com/MN/Minneapolis/

Sorry I can't vouch for any of them, but hopefully a place to start with phone calls.

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Old 07-14-2009, 11:32 AM   #8
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A quick Google search of "Minneapolis Meat Markets" and "St. Paul Meat Markets" turned up quite a few names and numbers.

Also found this link http://www.meatsretail.com/MN/Minneapolis/

Sorry I can't vouch for any of them, but hopefully a place to start with phone calls.

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Thanks. I started down that same road and got overwhelmed with the number of locations I found. There are quite a few "meat" shops in the area, so I was hoping to find someone local enough to recommend a specific butcher.

My experience in Madison is that we have several "meat" shops as well, but very few of them will carry, much less sell, whole briskets on a whim.

It really is no fun when the job that pays the bills gets in the way of bbq.
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