I'd like to know what's out there for a good butcher, and one who will quarter my chickens for me (recovering vegetarian, just starting to cook with whole birds, not ready to hack yet) and get me stuff like chicken necks, backs for stock. Here's what I've explored so far:
I really like Jerusalem Meat Market in Rolfe Square, Cranston -- great kosher meat, very friendly, good prices.
Any opinions on the carnicería on Gano? They wanted nearly two bucks a pound for chicken necks! Ummmm - what? Even at Whole Foods they only charged a buck a pound!
The international foods store on Hope (near Seven Stars) has a great selection of farmers' cheese and various deli meats, but doesn't carry whole chickens.
I think the butchers at Whole Foods might hack one up for me... they did order chicken backs for me so I could make stock.
I really like the butchers at Belmont, but I'm looking for other Providence-area stuff.