Chicagoland Supplies

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by chisoxjim, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010
  2. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the info, always looking for good places.

    I buy sausage seasonings at czimers

    Great guy and always has taken time to answere.questions.

    I think it will be a lot of pork this year. Deer in kentucky are real thin where I am.
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree about Czimers, really helpfull fella there.

    I just hope this list helps other folks in the area.
  4. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the list Jim. There's a couple on the list I go to. You could add Lisbon meat market in Lisbon IL. too. It's just north of Morris not far off Rt. 47.

    Make sure to report back on the turkey farm.
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pm me the details of the lisbon market if you could, and Ill add it.

    I am really looking forward to the turkey farm this Saturday, I have used the fresh Ho-ka turkeys in the past(bought from a local meat market), and they were great. I'll take pics if it is allowed.

    I am planning on picking up a small turkey, or a breast to smoke for Thanksgiving to suppliment the stuffed bird I am doing in the oven. I also am hoping to get some turkey thighs for a smoked turkey and sausage gumbo I am doing Sunday.
  6. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Turkey farm ws awesome:

    Added Ream's Elburn Market, got the best polish sausage I have ever eaten, gottta get back there to try their other sausages they make in house.
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Added Super H Mart in Naperville,

    Great selection of fresh pork. $2.99 bb ribs in cryo 3 packs. Also A few varities of pork bellies, butts, spares, as well as beef short ribs, etc.

    Also tanks of fresh fish, crabs, & lobster, and self serve bins of live blue crabs.

    Fresh produce, and huge ethnic food section(asian),
  8. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Now Im going to have to get some of my homemade Poilish sausage to you so you can compare! [​IMG]
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    id be glad to, I love polish and kibasa. [​IMG]

    Those Ream's boys have been at it a while & theirs was really good.
  10. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I will have to try theirs too! I never met a sausage I didnt like yet ! [​IMG]
  11. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A couple items of interest on sale @ Brookhaven Markets(Darien, Burr Ridge, and Mokena) this week.

    Fresh, unenhanced bone in pork butts $1.19/lb.
    Top or bottom round $2.69/lb
    chuckies $2.79/lb

    Ill be getting a top or bottom round for some more roast beef I think,, I dont have time to do a butt, so Ill probably get a slab of spares or BB's, or one of each.
  12. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    got some locally raised fresh pork today over in Morris @ Sages, untrimmed spareribs. In the past the pork butts and spares have been excellent. Not a cheap , but top notch pork.


    can you post a little more about one can find @ the meat locker over in Newark? Is this local beef and pork othey offer, I am really interested in making a trip over there.

  13. I guess the next time I make a beer run I'll have to bring a cooler for meat! (SOL beer, not sold anywhere near where I live - became addicted to it in Cozumel, Mexico and I get several cases every time I visit relatives and my dive buddies in Chicago)
  14. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes Jim, it is locally grown beef and pork. They have really great quality meats. We buy more pork than beef there. The half hog was around 100lbs with all processing, sausage made, bacon and ham cured, it ran right about $125. They cut to your specifications.

    With beef we normally just get some ground beef and a rack of t-bones.
  15. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks Rick, I have to get over there asap. cant have too many sources for good meat.

    I am getting a whole hog (90#) from Sages in June, dressed, head off, and butterflyed for $150, a local pig as well.
  16. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That seems like a fair price. He offers really good fare.
  17. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Be careful with those "local" pigs. When we made a whole "local" pig in my son's pig roaster, one of my old buddies was hesitant to eat any. He said it reminded him of a girl he dated when we were in highschool.[​IMG]

  18. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    my other option for a hog is a drive into Chicago, cheaper, but when I figure in time and gas it is about even.

    I got some untrimmed spares yesterday from Sages, fresh, local, and about $13 for a 4lb. slab. doing those tomorrow.
  19. chicagochris

    chicagochris Fire Starter

    Just found out about AI Firewood.

    I gave them a call yesterday, and the lump they sell is from Struemph Charcoal Works, who make Fire King. Fire King got just an OK review, but is rated VERY HIGHLY by readers of Nake Whiz. $25/40 lb bag, which is a little more than Berger Bros, but the more flexible hours might make A1 a little more appealing.

    Nice guys there. They said to call before coming down to see what bbq woods they currently have on hand.
  20. chicagochris

    chicagochris Fire Starter

    Menard's has bags of Royal Oak Steakhouse (green bags) Lump on sale for about $4/bag. Not the best stuff, but a good price.

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