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Debragga in NYC's Meatpacking District

My time in the States has been devoted to food (and television), with a growing interest in where my food comes from. Last week, I visited Debragga in Manhattan’s meat packing district to see meat’s waiting room between the farm and the restaurant. Debragga is a major supplier of steakhouses in the northeast and specializes in dry aged beef. Huge slabs of it lay on iron racks throughout their warehouse while fans circulate air to slowly dry them for an average of 14-28 days before they are cut, shipped, and, ultimately served to your table. But Debragga doesn’t just do beef; poultry, pork, and, above, lamb, are also on order, each selected for its superior quality.

2016-01-09T13:39:12+00:00 February 9th, 2009|Categories: Food & Wine, New York City|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. we are never full February 10, 2009 at 1:30 am - Reply

    what a beautiful picture. i just found your blog… i’m going to be spending some time here. thanks for showing a bit of what our dear old meatpacking district used to be all about. I’m sure down the street was some trendy, overpriced restaurant.

  2. Katie February 10, 2009 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Yes down the street are Pastis, Craftsteak, Hugo Boss and the Gansevoort Hotel. Butchers and meat distributors are nearly nonexistent in the neighborhood these days. So sad. The good news is, Debragga seems to be going strong. They have an amazing staff that seeks out the best meats from all over the US (Heritage, Salumeria Biellese, Nieman Ranch) and promotes sustainable and grass fed beef production.

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