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Reliable, high quality, no-nonsense butchers

SxCx | Sep 6, 2007 06:27 AM

As someone who just wants a plain, unaltered cut of meat to prepare, I grow tired of seeing so much fridge space in "boutique" butcher shops being taken up by kabobs and steaks coated in gloppy marinades. I understand that many folks don't want to fuss with their own seasoning, but for the rest of us, it usually means fewer options and hopeless predictability. Even Cumbrae's, arguably the city's finest meat establishment, choose to crowd their cases with half-prepared dreck. I don't mean to sound harsh, as I'm sure it's delicious, but it's also not what I'm looking for.

Where are the butchers that simply put out a good, diverse selection of quality meats for the cook to take home and do what they please? European Meats in Kensington and Whole Foods both come to mind, but any others?

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