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Guest Post by Bill McCann; A Prophet

This post begins a new series of writings on our blog by guest writers. We’re excited to lean on our vast community of friends and colleagues to tell their stories, informing your food choices by sharing their experiences and viewpoints. Bill McCann is a butcher at The Local Butcher Shop, and came to us by […]

What are we doing on New Year’s Eve?

What are we doing for New Year’s?  So glad you asked! We are going to save our New Year’s Eve meal for New Year’s day.  Our intention is to make a Prime Rib Dinner a la The House of Prime Rib in San Francisco.  We will begin with Martinis and Manhattans, some cheese (Manchego perhaps), Quince Paste that just […]

Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes Our Thanksgiving recipes were such a hit, that we have been asked to provide Holiday recipes too! Soooo, without further ado…here are our favorite holiday recipes. Roast Beef from Canal House Cooking Volume 2 (1) 8-12 lb. rib roast, tied between the ribs  Salt and Pepper Preheat oven to 200 degrees.  Generously season […]

Shameless Gift Guide

It’s that time of year when the world shares magical moments and bestows gifts to friends and family.  Why not give gifts that will actually get used this year?  We have some great offerings! Our first idea is to gift 8 bags of amazing Rancho Gordo Products each day of Hannukah…Snowcap Beans, Chile de Arbol, […]

Our Meat Rail is Here!!

[slideshow] Finally!  It has arrived! We ordered a customized meat hook and rail system way back in February…We had assumed it would go in before we opened in August but you know the old adage about ASS-U (&) -ME-ing…. So the rail was delivered last week in two truck loads to our parking lot.  Once it was delivered, […]

Poultry Class

We did a butchery class at Kitchen on Fire last Sunday and we focused on Poultry.  It was a great class!  All of the students got to work on their own chickens and then take them home.  Bill and Aaron reminded me of the two old guys in the balcony on The Muppet Show as […]

Opening Whirlwind

Whew!  We made it through our “soft-opening” week and our Grand Opening Week!  What a whirlwind of activity!  The Shop is coming together; a few more pieces of art are on the way, a few more retail products are eagerly anticipated, and a brace for our butchery table is being installed on Monday, but other […]