Santa Monica has a nice fish store, but so far as I can tell there isn't a decent butcher shop within 20 miles. I know I must be wrong. I definately hope I'm wrong.
I'm not weird or anything but I like to talk with the guys that are cutting meat, look at the selection and variety, ask about getting different cuts, different sources. I like meat wrapped in paper not plastic and sytrofoam on toilet paper... Ok, I am weird, so sue me, but what do I do in LA?