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Brisket

Ok, I'm tired of searching this forum with no luck. Where in Scarborough was it said, I could buy a packer brisket??
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Where in Brampton or Mississauga can I buy one.. Highland Farms didn't sell it last time I looked
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I'd be shocked if a butcher couldn't do it.
I've spoken to like 5 of them here and they could all do it.
Hell even T&T could do it. I think. English <> Chinese isn't my strong suit.
I was either getting a packer or a turkey.
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AudiDude wrote: Ok, I'm tired of searching this forum with no luck. Where in Scarborough was it said, I could buy a packer brisket??
I bought Excel (Cargill) packers at Skyland before I moved out of the area. Located beside the pickled feet. Link to flyer, http://www.skylandfoodmart.com/
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death_hawk wrote: I'd be shocked if a butcher couldn't do it.
I've spoken to like 5 of them here and they could all do it.
Hell even T&T could do it. I think. English <> Chinese isn't my strong suit.
I was either getting a packer or a turkey.
I'll bring my token Asian friend. It's great when I argue with vendors and he has to tell them what I said...although I never really know what he is saying I said...

I want that full brisket, not just the point. I wonder if Blue Sky can do it? I'll bring my friend before I get a turkey...
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Hey AudiDude did you end up buying a whole packer brisket from somewhere? Curious what kind of prices/quality you came across. I am thinking of picking one up in Hamilton as I live closer to Hamilton than Toronto but open to Toronto as well.
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No luck yet. Went to Skyland yesterday and found out Blue Sky is an updated carbon copy of a rundown Skyland.
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Is a packer brisket the brisket with the flat and point separated by a layer of fat? And is that the same as what places call a double? Seems like we have different terms compared to the US, which is where most bbq articles come from.
Anyways, I've bought a brisket with flat and point from the Butcher Shop at Kingston and Markham before.
http://www.butcher-shop.com/mobile/en/
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I am also looking for this in Mississauga and if anyone has had any luck please post where / how / how much?
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cRaZyRaVr wrote: I am also looking for this in Mississauga and if anyone has had any luck please post where / how / how much?
I've bought full briskets at Butcher Shoppe in Etobicoke before. Call first to confirm availability and pricing.

121 Shorncliffe Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 5K7
(416) 234-2290
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j8lam wrote: Is a packer brisket the brisket with the flat and point separated by a layer of fat? And is that the same as what places call a double? Seems like we have different terms compared to the US, which is where most bbq articles come from.
Anyways, I've bought a brisket with flat and point from the Butcher Shop at Kingston and Markham before.
http://www.butcher-shop.com/mobile/en/
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Thanks, will try the butcher shop.
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I bought 'em at the butcher shoppe as well, back in the day they were about $5 a pound. I can't even guess how much they would be today. I haven't bought a packer in a few years. I used to get 'em in Buffalo for $1.25 per pound in 2005 and 2006, I was spoiled and always felt ripped off buying them here.
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The cut does not even seem to exist in Mississauga land, period, I called multiple places after getting my Big Green Egg
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death_hawk wrote: Apparently Walmart US sells briskets... For $THREE [EXPLETIVE DELETED]ING DOLLARS PER POUND
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My bro bought a huge brisket for a BBQ. It was a AAA angus brisket with that big fat cap on top and everything. Just like souther US BBQ'ers use.
I don't know where he got it... But i chipped in for it and it cost $5.99/lb...
I thought it was kind of expensive for what is suppose to be a cheap lower end cut of beef.
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UrbanPoet wrote: I thought it was kind of expensive for what is suppose to be a cheap lower end cut of beef.
All the low end cuts are going up because people are realizing they're delicious.
I don't know where you're getting $6/lb briskets but shut up and take my money.
Last I looked a brisket out of a good butcher here is $8/lb.

Sad thing is... I'm almost paying that much for tongue nowadays....
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I predict honeycomb tripe will be the next big thing. In a crock pot! Get it while you can at $3/lb, pure protein, no fat or gristle.
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death_hawk wrote: All the low end cuts are going up because people are realizing they're delicious.
I don't know where you're getting $6/lb briskets but shut up and take my money.
Last I looked a brisket out of a good butcher here is $8/lb.

Sad thing is... I'm almost paying that much for tongue nowadays....
Yah, so many cuts of meat that used to be cheap are now as expensive or more than other more typical cuts of meat. Haven't bought oxtail in forever because it costs so much more now. Pork shoulder seems to be one of the few that you can still get at a cheap price.

Living in Australia now and the best buy here is chicken wings. You can buy full chicken wings for 2.50/kg from the market, and cheaper on sale from grocery stores. Have 3 kilos that I am going to cut apart and eat tonight that I paid 6 bucks for!

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