Metro Meats in Forest Hills is a go-to spot for janie, who knows her way around the butcher shops of Queens. The old-school proprietor, Mitch Palminteri, offers excellent stuff at great prices and is also "a helluva nice guy." An avowed "freshness nut," janie goes for free-range (though not organic) Bell & Evans chickens, but she says Mitch can hook you up with any organic meats you want, as long as you order in bulk.
Metro Meats [Forest Hills]
102-23 Metropolitan Avenue (at 71st Road), Forest Hills, Queens
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