|Soft tacos with meat from Lily's|
Lily's is a terrific market off Dobbin Road in Columbia. I have gone for years to buy fresh tortillas, canned goods, cheeses, and even some fresh produce like avocados, tomatillos and cactus. Now, I want to expand into the meat counter.
My last trip was successful, although not what I expected. I bought fajita meat expecting to grill something that looked like a skirt steak from Laurel Meat Market. Instead, I got four separate pieces of meat. They were maybe a half-inch thick with ragged edges, halfway between what I expected and some paper-thin cuts for a Philadelphia cheesesteak.
|Fajita meat from Lily's|
My dinner had a great beef flavor and a chew similar to skirt steak. At a minimum, you could start with an order of fajita meat because good ingredients served with Lily's house-made corn tortillas will make a great dinner no matter what you do. But I'd love advice about what else to buy and what else to cook.
|Lily's butcher board|
If you're looking for interesting butcher options, you're in luck around Howard County. There are three full-service butchers in an American style heavy on beef and pork along with a growing group of halal butchers for lamb and the Korean-style packages at the Asian grocery stores. For links to them all, click back to my collection of butchers, bakeries and groceries in the Welcome Home series.