Hello fellow chowhounders:
I'm a journalist with CBC radio and I'm doing research on a story about how (and if) meat consumption is changing with the economy. I've been calling butchers and meat counters, including Acme Meats and the meat counter at Andy's IGA. If anyone has any ideas for other butchers or meat counters I should call, that would be great. Does anyone know if Brothers Quality Meats in Capilano has closed down? The phone number I've found when I google the business is out of service and it's the only one I can find.
Also, I'd love to know if you're changing the kinds of meat you buy. Do you buy cheaper ( i.e. tougher) cuts and marinate them, braise them etc? Do you notice more variety of the cheap cuts of meat at your butcher or supermarket? Are you stretching your meat to make it last for more meals? If I decide to quote you in my story, I would definitely ask your permission first. And If you would like to contact me directly with your thoughts and opinions, that would be valuable as well. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks in advance!