Okay, any place serving meat & potatoes to thousands upon thousands of blue hairs is anything but chowish, HOWEVER, since I was in the neighborhood, I popped into the Hilltop butcher shop on Saturday out of curiosity. I have to say that the selection, prices, and quality are all very impressive.
After breezing by the small produce, boxed & canned goods section, I walked into what is essentially a giant walk-in freezer to find about 5 rows of metal shelving loaded with a variety of cuts of a variety of different meats. Starting with beef, I found all kinds of whole roasts and just about every cut of steak you can imagine. There was also a wide variety of cuts of pork and a whole bunch of sausages and franks and ground meats and stuff, but being in a hurry, here's what I bought:
3 NY strip steaks, 2.5 lbs, about $3.69/lb
2 skirt steaks, 1.5 lbs each, $1.99/lb
2 thick bone-in center-cut pork chops, about $2.50/lb
1 pork tenderloin, 1.5 lbs, $1.99/lb
I haven't eaten the pork chops yet, and the tenderloin is in the freezer, but I can tell you that one of those NY strips made a mighty fine pair with eggs on Sunday morning, and one of those skirt steaks made a great stir-fry last night with Chinese eggplant. I'll be heading back soon to stock up the freezer.