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Gramercy Meat Market...

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Gramercy Meat Market...

dkstar1 | Sep 28, 2004 03:46 PM

stopped in yesterday...for the first time since its officially opening (Friday). What an offering. As its been discussed, they serve ONLY organic food. Which can be a problem, and sadly, will most likely be the future demise of the store. I was in there when a woman was jokingly (but not really) commenting on the lack of bacon and that he (the owner) should just order non-organic stuff. He said "then it wouldn't be an organic market". True.

So what did they have:

Quail
Full Chicken (which I will be cooking tonight)
Muscovy Ducks (full)
Chuck Roast
Veal chops
Veal cutlet
Pork chops with skin
Pigs feet/hocks
Smoked Ham (truth be told, this was the only thing that didn't look appetizing)
Pork belly (looked like bacon to me)
Filet Mignon
Sirloin
London Broil
sausages
selection of very nice looking cheeses
and a bunch more but lacked any vegetables and he wouldn't sell the bread as it was a day old (the distributor has been giving him problems).

If you've never been to an organic meat market (my first time) you will be surprised at how good the meat looks, feels and smells. Its remarkably better and much more pleasurable to cook with. I just ordered a pound of chuck roast, ground to order, so that I could make meatballs. And let me tell you, they came out great, and my kitchen smelled terrific!

I love the idea of the organic meat market and will do my best to support it (although it is a little on the expensive side). Alas, it needs to get going with the rest of the supplies (vegetables, bread, etc.) and perhaps needs some additional staff...but first things first I guess.

Bring multiple forms of money. I had enough cash on me ($22) was the bill. I had a 20, a five, a single and some quarters plus other change. The owner practically begged me to have enough quarters (fortunately I did). So I guess money is tight right now...be prepared for not getting change back/needing to use a debit card or something.

I really like the place and can't wait to cook the chicken tonight...I hope the place lasts.

MM

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