Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto)

St. Lawrence Market

LJS2 | | Nov 22, 2009 05:56 AM

Years ago i was a regular at SLM. Then I moved out to the burbs. Over the years it became much easier to buy quality meats and veggies without having to make the drive downtown. In particular I have been most impressed by the quality and value of the offerings at Costco. I happened to be in the SLM area yesterday and decided to pick up some steaks from there for old times sake .I purchased Delmomica ribeyes. To make a long story short, we were disappointed. The steaks were tender enough but lacked flavor. The butcher (Upper Cut) had a sign saying the beef was "aged 14 days" which in my view is nothing to brag about. I noticed that other vendors had similar signs at their stalls. Has the quality of the beef at SLM gone down over the years or is it a case of my palate changing? Are there some butchers that are better than others in terms of the beef they sell? I would really like to start going back to the SLM but yesterday's experience was not encouraging.

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