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So Since Thundering Hooves closed...

eight_inch_pestle | Mar 18, 2011 05:04 PM

I'm in the market for other "Greater Seattle" sources for grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and lamb, and chickens that were happy until they met their maker. I've done the farmers' market routine, and that seems to be a so-so option for stewing meat, but the leaner cuts of vacuum-sealed frozen meat are inevitably dry. Sea Breeze is good, but they always seem smug and I despise that they refuse to put up any signs at all telling you what you're looking at and how much it costs.

We're talking never-frozen, aged (for beef), butcher-wrapped not shrink-wrapped, happy meat. The fat might have a golden hue and the meat feels almost tacky to the touch. The kind of place where no one thinks you're difficult or looks at you funny for wanting slab bacon or leaf lard or asking where the meat came from and what the animal ate. Preferably (but not neccesarily) local and organic and able to (at the very least) special order offal and cheeks and tail and whatnot.

I do the controversial Bill the Butcher ( from time-to-time, and have recently heard good things about the Swinery in another thread.

Where else?

The Swinery
3207 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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