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BAAAAA HUMBUG! - Where to get best deals on Lamb for Xmas Dinner

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BAAAAA HUMBUG! - Where to get best deals on Lamb for Xmas Dinner

wayne keyser | Dec 8, 2010 01:37 AM

I can't find lamb anymore, it seems. Has anyone noticed that the major chain grocers have added some nice new products in recent years, at the cost of some things that used to be "standards", like lamb??

I live in Arlington. I hope you can suggest where to get ANY interesting cut of lamb at a reasonable price, now or throughout the year. I just haven't seen it recently - and maybe I'm limiting myself, but I refuse to pay Whole Foods prices ever. I can live with leg of lamb, but I'd rather have shanks or something else a bit less ordinary.

My wife suggests that I either "bite the bullet", pay the money and request what I want from the butcher on Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria. Or else, she says, see what I can find from a good ethnic market. These sound like good ideas to me, but I'd like your ideas. And I've never been to that butcher before, and I don't usually look for meat at the ethnic markets, so I'm clueless all around.

Ideas, please?

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