I have been wanting to try smoking some Beef Short Ribs for quite some time now but have been having trouble getting the people at the market to understand what I want. For example, when I went to Costco I asked for Beef Short Ribs and they directed me to something that looked like these:
When in reality I had in mind something more like these:
Now I finally managed to talk to some people who seem to know what they were talking about and they told me that what I was looking for was what they call "Bone In Beef Short Ribs". Can anyone confirm this? I ended up finding a butcher near my house who does custom cuts of beef and seemed pretty knowledgeable and he sold me these:
My question is, are the ribs in the above photo the same cut of meat as the ones in the second photo? If so, then how come the bone is showing in the Short Ribs in the second photo and not in the ones in the third photo? Is it just the way they were cut?