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    SW Florida Pork Belly Question

    I am visiting my parents in SW Florida. Can anyone point me where to buy pork bellies in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda, or even FT Myers? I live in Colorado and get them at Costco, but my brother said the Costco here doesn't carry it. I will call some butcher shops tomorrow, but thought someone here might know.
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    You didnt say if you were driving and I know its a long drive BUT if you are driving, why not buy it in CO, freeze it then put it in a cooler with ice and let it thaw on the way there. Two days it'll in all likelihood still be frozen.

    Flying, not practical to do this.

    Just a thought.

    IF you are flying, there is a Chinese supermarket in Ft Myers that may carry them
    https://m.facebook.com/leafasianmarket
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    Thanks Len,
    I flew and I’m already here. I’ll check that place if the butcher in Pt Charlotte doesn’t have them.
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    Sometimes you find sliced pork belly at Costco but not whole pork belly. If you see sliced, you can ask for whole.

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    Thanks guys. Sam’s and Costco did not have them, but turns out Publix here in Port Charlotte had a nice fresh cryovac. Found a local butcher that had them also, but only frozen, and they were out of stock. That Leaf Asian market in Ft Myers also had fresh, but I found them closer to where I am.
    It has been a good trip so far. I smoked ribs and a brisket, made 10 lbs of hot Italian sausage and stuffed it yesterday, mixed up 12 lbs of meat for meat sticks which I will stuff tomorrow, and found the pork belly to get my brother started making bacon.
    Thanks again,
    Chuck
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