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Best butchers in Chicago?


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Best butchers in Chicago?

Gremolata | Oct 1, 2008 11:11 AM

I am a soon-to-be transplant from California, and I seek your advice on finding the best butchers in Chicago. I've searched this board, but have yet to find a real consensus. I'm looking for a shop that sells grass-fed beef, heritage pork, pastured poultry, and home-made sausages and salumi. I want to be able to talk to my butcher, rather than buy weird meat wrapped in plastic. Alternately, if anyone can recommend purveyors from whom one can purchase half pigs and quarter cows, I would also be very interested. I will be living in Hyde Park, but I will certainly travel the length and breadth of Chicago, if that's what it takes to find a really quality shop. Thanks very much for your help.

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