We have several specialty shops on our site to help those niche restaurants and markets find the things that are particularly useful for them. This month we’re proud to bring you our newest specialty shop chiefly for butchers and meat processors.
For those of you not in the industry of slicing and dicing up a perfectly good cut of meat, it’s hard to understand that an entire online shop could be devoted to butchery alone, but indeed, this is one of our largest specialty shops on eTundra.com!Shop Now
Butchery is Making a Comeback
A butcher shop has always been the place to go to get perfect cuts of meat that were fresher than you could ever get at the local grocer. But, as local grocers started to catch on, they too started bringing in finer cuts of meat, making it all-to-convenient for the customer and giving the old butcher the push out the door. Well, to be honest, the butcher shop never went away; in fact, they kept a very loyal fan base, but newer generations didn’t have the same passion.
That was, until the butcher started to make meat cutting just a bit (dare I say) sexier.
With skinny ties and tattooed arms, watching the stylish butcher through a street glass window is, well, mesmerizing. It’s not that there’s just style in how he presents himself though. With beautifully sharp knives cutting away in an almost art like manner and the knowledge of where a cut of meat came from – organic, natural, local, etc. – processing meat has become almost an entrancing lost skill that people are becoming more tuned into and aware of. Blame it on our growing need to know more about where our food comes from or blame it on the bad boy image, either way, butcher shops have peaked our interest.
Restaurants That Process In-House
When I went to Kansas City to visit our Dreamstaurant winner, Snow and Co, the owners mentioned one of their favorite local hotspots for lunch, Anton’s. The restaurant was eclectically put together in a way that made you want to ask stories about some of the things on the wall, and housed its own in house butcher shop. I knew this before going into Anton’s and automatically assumed that old butcher smell would come wafting past my nose as I walked in, but not at Anton’s – the smell was like any other restaurant, normal.
As I walked past where the butcher shop was located in the restaurant you could see meats hanging and aging, you could see the butchers cutting away, and you could see counters full of freshly prepared meats. You could order off of the menu and know that you were getting super fresh cuts of meat. To me that seemed like a perfect time to order beef carpaccio and the charcutertie – they were both absolutely divine.
Anton’s doesn’t just keep their meats in-house though. People can come in off the street and peruse through all the cuts and decide what to bring home for dinner without having to eat at the restaurant. For Anton’s it’s basically a duel business venture, and it works quite nicely for them – just take a look at all of their reviews!Shop Now