Butchers in New Orleans
I just moved here from NYC. I am looking for good butchers: I'm not impressed with the meat selection at the Save a Center and I don't want to pay Wholefoods prices. I live in Mid City but I'm willing to drive anywhere within the city limits, Metairie, etc. Bonus if you can tell me about a kosher butcher (I'm not kosher but often kosher butchers have excellent meat). Thanks a lot!
Have you been to Dorignac's or Lagenstein's? Both are independent supermarkets and cut their own meat and have in-house butchers. Zuppardo's in Metairie, too. You can get most anything you want from them with a special order. Gourmet Butcher Block in Gretna (www.butcherblockturducken.com) has cajun-style stuffed meats, sausages, and poultry.