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joeywa



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 10:47 am    Post subject: Tennessee question Reply with quote

Oh great BBQ experts of the Ring, please help me help a friend.

I have a buddy that lives in La Follette, TN. He is trying to locate a place in the La Follette/Knoxville area to buy a full sized brisket.

I am out on the west coast, and don't know the area all that well.

Do y'all know anyplace in the area that sells packer briskets larger than 8-10 pounds? I would think there would be a reputable butcher shop or perhaps a cash & carry type place there.

Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a guy in Palm Beach tell me that they don't carry those expensive cuts of meat......
I should try the ethnic section...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alien BBQ wrote:
I had a guy in Palm Beach tell me that they don't carry those expensive cuts of meat......
I should try the ethnic section...
Laughing

Nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I just couldn't resist... Laughing

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=knoxville+tn+butcher+shops
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lay's Market one lists brisket in "Meats for Smoking" in the "Specials" page.....

http://laysmarket.com/specials.shtml
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Follettte is North of Knoxville. If he doesn't mind a small road trip there are 2 SAMs Clubs there.

Nearest is 2920 Knoxville Center Dr, Knoxville, TN

Its about a 40-45 min drive one way. But I'm sure he would have reason or two to visit Knoxville on occasion.


Another option is to go to creekstonefarms.com and order online. They aint cheap though...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really not quite that simple. The vast majority of Tennesseans do not have any idea what a brisket is, much less where to get one. The typical butcher shop or grocery store does not have any on hand, but they think they MAY be able to order one for you--and they will cost about $5 / #. Sams usually carries them for a more reasonable price, ~%3 / # or so. Other than that, meat packers and/or wholesalers are about the only hope.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I lived in WA state briskets were not readily known. On a rare occasion if a grocery store had them, they were expensive.

I had 6 costco locations to choose from with in a 40 mile area as well as 1 Sam's club and NONE of the carried them nor could order one (or even a case) from their warehouse Shocked

I was fortunate that I had 2 other grocery wholesale places (they were called Cash & Carry) very close to me that sold them but only select grade.

So I can certainly understand that if briskets are unfamiliar/not popular in an area, they would be next to impossible to get.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23 13 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim_Abrahamson wrote:
La Follettte is North of Knoxville. If he doesn't mind a small road trip there are 2 SAMs Clubs there.
Nearest is 2920 Knoxville Center Dr, Knoxville, TN
Its about a 40-45 min drive one way. But I'm sure he would have reason or two to visit Knoxville on occasion.
Another option is to go to creekstonefarms.com and order online. They aint cheap though...


Tim, that's a decent idea, but if the area doesn't normally have brisket available like Jim38344 says, Sam's may not have it or even be able to get it.....


Lay's Market, northeast end of old town
865.522.1147

Choice or higher,
full packer, untrimmed.
didn't know usual sizes, but those would probably be larger size

$3.99 / #

Call 1st, as they don't absolutely always have it in stock.....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24 13 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks gents. I have passed along the Lays and Sam's suggestions. I also had a hard time in the NW finding any packer briskets outside I a butcher shop or cash/carry. Even Costco carries brisket here, but nothing much over 8#s.
I've been going to Restaurant Depot as of late, and they have a really nice selection of 11-15# packers.

I'm trying to help out a friend. Hopefully he will have success at these places you have recommended.

Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25 13 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the grocery stores in my part I the state ( middle) have briskets. Mostly run around 3.29-3.49 here. I miss the 88 cents/lb they used to run.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25 13 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeb'sQ wrote:
All of the grocery stores in my part I the state ( middle) have briskets. Mostly run around 3.29-3.49 here. I miss the 88 cents/lb they used to run.



Yes many grocers have flats but what he is looking for is packers. A lot of places will sell the flats and grind the points for burgers.
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