I am new to Nashville and so far like it very much. It's a pretty place and the people have been very nice indeed. What I'm really missing though is an old fashioned butcher & seafood monger. I want high quality products and can't seem to find anything. Todd's Butcher Shop looked promising but is now closed it seems. I'm sick of going to Kroger and never finding any decent meat or fish. The only places that seems to carry decent meat are Whole Foods, and Harris Teater but they are obscenely expensive. Publix looks good but is far away from me. Costco also has good products but it's all in bulk. The problem with all of them is that they don't always have proper butchers that know what they're talking about and can give you the exact product and amount that you need. It's all pre-packaged. The same thing goes for fish. The fish at Harris Teater looks abomidable. Is Whole Foods the only place in town to get decent fish? I'd prefer better fish than that frankly! Help! I'm from NYC and am used to the fish markets in the Arthur Avenue area in the Bronx or down in Chinatown. It's no wonder that so many Americans don't like fish - they don't have quality fish available to them and think that's it's supposed to be smelly and nasty...
OK, enough ranting. I just want to find a place where I can find something other than chuck ground beef. I tried to make meatballs last month and had to go to 5 stores to get some beef, veal and pork. It was preposterous.
Thanks in advance!