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The Food Lover’s Guide: Meat Shops
Alexander’s Prime Meats and Catering
Hanging in the aging room are impeccable cuts of black Angus dry-aged beef, Kurobuta pork, and lamb.The staff will brine your Thanksgiving turkey » 6580 N. San Gabriel Blvd., San Gabriel, 626-286-6767.
Bristol Farms West Hollywood
Professional chefs come for the store’s fresh foie gras and dry-aged rib eyes. Snake River Farms wagyu beef, fresh quail, poussin, and Muscovy duck fill the gleaming cases. » 9039 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-248-2804.
Burbank's Handy Market
This old-time butcher shop dispenses dry-aged steaks, osso buco, sausage casings, and marrowbones (bones for your dog, too). BBQ lovers frequent the Saturday cookouts. » 2514 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, 818-848-2500.
El Gaucho Meat Market
The Argentine carnicería stocks parillada (mixed grill) essentials. Cuts include entraña (skirt steak), colita de cuadril (tri-tip), and mollejas (sweetbreads). » 2715 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Redondo Beach, 310-297-2617.
Yes, they have steak and poultry, but don’t stop there. Alligator, kangaroo, wild boar, elk—all are packed and ready for the grill. » 2824 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, 818-248-3068.
Harvey's Guss Meat Co.
This premium wholesale butcher also sells its dry-aged prime beef to the public. Need suckling pig, baby goat, squab, or veal tongue? This is the place. Order a day in advance. » 949 S. Ogden Dr., L.A., 323-937-4622.
Regulars flock in for Harris Ranch black Angus and, in season, fresh elk and venison. The 20 sausage choices include spicy cumin lamb and British bangers. » Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323-938-5383.
Jim's Fallbrook Market
Since 1951, this has been the West Valley’s choice for Harris Ranch beef, stuffed London broil, apricot-marinated pork, Kona ginger-soy ribs, and Hanukkah briskets. The corned beef is a Saint Patrick’s Day must. » 5947 Fallbrook Ave., Woodland Hills, 818-347-5525.
Among the signature cuts at this landmark are dry-aged three-inch porterhouse steak, Montana-raised Piedmontese beef flank, and flatiron steak. You’ll also find butterflied leg of lamb. » Farmers Market, 6333 W. 3rd St., L.A. 323-938-5131.
Four breeds of live, cage-free, USDA-approved chickens, including Indian browns and black silkies, are butchered to order. Fresh duck, quail, and live rabbits are sold as well. » 717 N. Broadway, Chinatown, 213-680-2588.
Schreiner's Fine Sausages
The 57-year-old sausage lovers’ Valhalla produces sausages from around the world, Black Forest ham, slow-smoked bacon, and jerky. It will also process game for hunters. » 3417 Ocean View Blvd., Glendale, 818-244-4735.
Dry-aged New York strip, an excellent selection of veal, and grass-fed steaks from Tallgrass Beef sit among hot dogs and Snake River Farms wagyu cuts at this family-run market. » 12027 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310-472-5215.