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Meat for the egg in Austin TX

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So now that I'm a local at least part of the year, outside or Centex's parking lot secret wagyu hookup, where are the good meat markets in the area? Preferably more north Austin, round rock, even up to Georgetown?  any good local meat markets besides HEB?


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  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,842
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    As a San Antonian I can't answer your specific question but I do have a couple of great meat markets here. (Bolner's and Tri-County).  With that said, for typical beef cuts, you can't beat HEB Prime1 beef.  HEB usually doesn't have good, meaty beef ribs.  I used to have to go to the specialty shop for picanha or tri-tip, but lately I am finding those at HEB with regularity.  The specialty market often has some high end pork options as well.

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  • TechsasJim
    TechsasJim Posts: 1,909
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    I’m in Houston but have family in Georgetown and thought they mentioned, many years ago, a good spot in Taylor (just east of your area).  

    I’ll try and figure it out.  
    LBGE, 28” BS, Weber Kettle, HCI 7.8 SE Texas
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,731
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    Foghorn said:
    As a San Antonian I can't answer your specific question but I do have a couple of great meat markets here. (Bolner's and Tri-County).  With that said, for typical beef cuts, you can't beat HEB Prime1 beef.  HEB usually doesn't have good, meaty beef ribs.  I used to have to go to the specialty shop for picanha or tri-tip, but lately I am finding those at HEB with regularity.  The specialty market often has some high end pork options as well.
    Another vote for HEB. One of their stores near work has a pretty full selection of wagyu cuts, sourced mainly from SRF. 

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  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,624
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    There a Nolan Ryan beef shop up there somewhere near round rock, not sure exactly and I haven't been yet.  I do know the HEBs in that area are hit and miss, you'll want to check several of them to find the right one.  They don't all have great meat counters.
  • Howdy1
    Howdy1 Posts: 5
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    Thanks for all the info, I was planning on hitting up Nolan's this weekend actually. I've heard it's pricey.

    I didn't realize HEB sourced from SRF for some stuff, that's encouraging and Yes, their prime beef is pretty good.  It's not that HEB is bad in general, it's more the ambiance, choices of cuts, and the local feel a butcher shop gives I guess.  And also supporting the local guy and farms a little more directly.

    I found a lot of meat distribution companies around here, but very few with a retail store.  

    Different but not the end of the world.

  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,624
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    If you want spendy, visit salt and thyme in East Austin.
  • Legume
    Legume Posts: 14,624
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    Legume said:
    If you want spendy, visit salt and thyme in East Austin.
    Salt and time.  Not thyme.
  • Howdy1
    Howdy1 Posts: 5
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    Salt and time actually looks like a really nice brunch choice for special occasions!  Thank you!