I live in Mercer County NJ, almost 1/2 way between NYC and Philly. It's a little closer to Philly, and, generally, a much easier drive than going to NYC.
I'm planning to cook a (Frenched)rack of lamb on 12-24-13. I'm looking for butcher/meat shop recomendations. I know Phily and NYC quite well, but would prefer Philly area: less trafic, less hassle, no $18 bridge tolls, etc.).
My usual go to place is in PA: Ely Farm Products http://www.elyfarmproducts.com/aboutu...
Ely's is close to us, and, in my experience, their farm raised meats and
home made artisanal cheeses are hard to beat.
In all fairness, I must admit that McCaffrey's usually has good lamb too. I'm not really interested in Wegmann's or WF (I've tried them both)and think Ely's is much better; just IMHO).
So, if Elys is so great, what do I want here? Just some more knowledge/info, from anyone who cares to share. If you've done Ely's, are there other places you'd place above it? If not-do you have other suggestions along the NYC-Philly corridor?
Finally, I've made crown roasts of pork-has anyone tried that with lamb? Is it feasible? If so, where might I get one?