Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Meat House

I had seen them in movies and read about them in books. I had heard family members talk about them when I was a kid but I never really had a local butcher shop in my own neighborhood. That, however, is changing. As the local, sustainable movement grows smaller shops are flourishing, as opposed to mega, warehouse shopping experiences. One of these is The Meat House, which is a chain but the shops are all smaller and all of the meat is cut on the premises. Eighty per cent of everything here is local. So, you can truly get your meats both fresh and cut to order, total quality at a price point less than that of Whole Foods. As I've often said before, I'll always choose small, local shops every time. Just look at that bacon, will you?

The Meat House is famous for their marinated meats, always fresh, vacuum-sealed with a special process that allows the meats to draw in the marinade before sealing.

The staff, like Bryan here, are all knowledgeable foodies and eager to help.

Plenty of cheeses.

The Meat House carries a good selection of imported and domestic wines.

There are lots of craft brews like Dogfish, one of our faves.

Specialty foods, spices and locally produced sauces and condiments of all kinds are also available.

And, of course, there is always plenty of product to sample.

The Meat House
1285 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA
Telephone: 617.739.9300

Other locations opening soon.

1 comment:

  1. I've had several invitations to come check out the Meat House in Brookline but I just haven't had the chance to do it yet. I did stop in at the one in York, Maine though and I was definitely impressed with the selection!