That is a thing of beauty!
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Hey, I'm also in Columbia. I was just wondering what place you were talking about that you found? I've heard Caughman's in Lexington can sometimes get them but haven't tried. If your place is in actual Columbia I'd prefer not to go all the way to Lexington.
I get my bellies with no skin for $2.50/lb from the U of Minnesota meat store on the st. paul campus. Just picked up 20 pounds last wednesday. I like the quality of the U's meat.
Although if i couldn't get bellies from the University, i'd get from Costco.
I do like the convenience of skin off for bacon. That's the only problem with the ones from RD. I did get some there for the Serious Eats pork belly porchetta.