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Best place to buy a whole brisket?

estone888 | Dec 19, 2009 10:20 AM

I'm planning on smoking a whole brisket for New Years Eve. I need a 10-12 pounder, untrimmed, complete with the massive cap of fat on top - so it stands up to 12 or so hours of smoking. I bought one once at Whole Foods that was pretty good, but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for somewhere around here - 15-20 minutes drive from Silverlake - that would be as good if not better quality, and cheaper. I was at Costco last night with my girlfriend who is cooking an Italian-style brisket for a Holiday party, but she wanted the leaner sort that one cooks in the oven. Costco had good ones for that in the 4-6 lb range, but I didn't see any of the whole beasts of the sort I need.

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