Where to buy meaty beef ribs in Los Angeles?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by flyhigh123, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    I've seen beef ribs at the market, but it always looks like the butcher took off as much meat as possible.

    I would like to buy meaty beef ribs. Beef ribs that are really meaty, sorta like Phil's beef ribs from San Diego.

    I'm in the san gabriel valley. Anyone have a good referral or even a supermarket they go to?

  2. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Find a BBQ joint that sells ribs that you like and find out where they buy them, some dumpster diving might be involved to get a name. [​IMG]
  3. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    they still sell red meat in California ??????
    I figured it would be outlawed there by now...[​IMG]
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Thats why he's here, underground. [​IMG]
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do you have a sams club around your area? I have been having really good luck lately finding baby back ribs with lots of meat on them. I had three slabs the other weekend and we compared them to my buddies he got somewhere else and they had about twice the meat and they taste awesome.
  6. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    x2 on the sam's club...but there arn't a lot of them in the LA area. Atleast where I lived.
  7. grampyskids

    grampyskids Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Everytime I look a beef ribs here, they are all bone and no meat. I buy beef short ribs and cook them with my BBR's in a 2-2-1 method. Lots of meat and really tastey
  8. You can always buy Korean-style Beef ribs (cross-sectional slices) from the Korean supermarkets, and mess around with those, I guess. But obviously more for grilling since the slices are thin.

    I really haven't seen normal beef ribs around here much.
  9. If you have a Cardenas Meat Market by you, then you are in luck. the one by my house has some really meaty beef ribs...
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Get a pic up if you find the rare and elusave dino bones! [​IMG]
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Where are you in LA?
  12. I live behind the orange curtain and I have asked the meat section at vons to order some. they aren't very meaty, but they come frozen in a vacuum pack. There is a Lucille's nearby in Brea, and when I get beef ribs there the meat is much thicker than the bone. I want to find out where there source is. I'll be watching this thread, cause I'd like to know also.
  13. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Smoke Blower

    exactly... i'm looking for meaty ribs like lucilles too...

    i made prime rib the other day, and kept all the bones and those were meaty... i wonder if i need to get to know a butcher to get a thicker cut....
  14. spg1

    spg1 Fire Starter

    Try finding a Henry's Market http://www.henrysmarkets.com/
    I went to the one in Fullerton yesterday and found some decent looking short ribs and I am smoking them right now. I don't know how they compare to Lucille's, but I think they look decent. That and they were only around $2.50/lb so I picked up 2 packs.
  15. carbon

    carbon Newbie

    Choice Meat Market in Koreatown
  16. Stater Bros. just tell the Butcher how you want them cut, I do it all the time and they are very accommodating. Always get to know your butcher it pays off, if you have any leftovers take him some that goes a long way!
  17. lucilles gets their ribs from US Foods, so unless you have a wholesale account or know someone who has an account with US Foods you might be out of luck... 

    I'll be picking up some Beef Ribs in the next week or so to try them out. I'll see how meaty they are... 

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