Im looking for a high end butcher. Today, in the Gobe and Mail, they had a recipe (video clip) for pulled pork, and the cook, was from a butcher shop in Toronto called, Cumbrae's. (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/cumbraes-toronto and http://www.cumbraes.com/) Now, first of all, I liked the cook, as he was using a Big Green Egg to cook the pork should "Low n' slow", I own one myself, and he got some instant street cred from me. Second, googled Cumbrae's, and the reviews I saw on Yelp were all 5/5. Id like to find a similar type of butcher, and buy a fancy steak or some other meat to cook up on my Big Green Egg.
I live out in NDG, and am more than willing to travel. Also, I tend to try new cooks that Ill find online (nothing too fancy, basic bbq stuff) so Id also like a knowledgeable butcher who can sell me the right cuts. I tried to make beef bbq ribs a while back, and the butcher I went to in Lasalle, didnt really know what I was looking for, and tried to sell me short ribs. I ended up buying this huge hunk of meat that had fat that was think as inches, really gross.
I havent been to Maitre Boucher on Monkland, is this worth checking out? Been to Boucherie Westmount on sherbrooke, and he wasnt bad either. Is the Atwater or Jean Talon market my best bet?