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fresh brisket in Chicago?

grace delcano | May 31, 200201:26 PM


I've been looking for a good source of fresh (not corned) beef brisket to throw on the smoker this summer... Moo & Oink and Peoria Packing don't carry it, and Ex Cel on Lake isn't open to the public. Help!

Peoria Packing is fun for carnivores. Basically you walk into a giant refrigerated room, put on some gloves, and choose from rows of tables heaped with various cuts, mostly pork. Bag it yourself and they'll slice it for free. Good prices, and you can even buy an entire pig's head for your "Lord of the Flies" theme bbq (although it was kind of creepy having it stare at me while I was inspecting the baby back ribs).

Peoria Packing
1300 W. Lake
Chicago, IL 60607


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