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Grass fed lamb, beef at Tripoli Meats, Marietta

Steve Drucker | Jan 14, 201510:44 AM

For several years, courtesy of Buford Highway Farmers Market Meat Shop Manager Mouhamad Mahmoud, I came to learn that Georgia grass fed lamb was an undercover world class product. As good as, and as deserving of renown, as a Vidalia onion. IMHO, even more so. Shhh. I never wrote about it, but just came to rely on Mouhamad for almost all my beef and lamb.

Then, abruptly and without notice, three things happened. Mouhamad vanished, grass fed lamb increased in price by 30% then vanished from BHFM in favor of Colorado lamb that came boxed and was nowhere near as fresh or with that great grass fed flavor.

This morning Mouhamad (and his charming Vera Cruz born wife) surfaced, and the news is all good. He has his own shop, Tripoli Halal Meats. It's just to the right of Tasty China I at Lower Loop 120 corner of Franklin Road in Marietta.

He's got the same world class Georgia grass fed lamb and beef as he carried at Buford Hwy Farmers Market, at prices almost 25% less than the BHFM meat counter.

Years ago before the advent of Gu's and now Masterpiece Sichuan in Duluth on this side of town I used to haul a$$ around to Marietta on a regular basis. Now it looks like I'll be doing it again.

Maybe you get the sense, but IMHO this is an absolute unquestionable run don't walk.

19 North,
Tasty China,
Gu's Dumplings,
Buford Highway Farmers Market
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