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Good butcher on the Eastside (Seattle)?

robca Nov 20, 2007 12:46 PM

(long time lurker, first post)

I have diligently searched the PNW board (last 5 years) looking for a good butcher on the Eastside, and I found many suggestions for Renton, Columbia city, Pike Place market, etc. While any of those places make for a fun week-end drive, driving around is something I'm trying to avoid as much as possible, especially on workdays.

That leaves me with Whole Foods, PCC and Exotic Meats (for frozen meats out of the ordinary). But I'm trying to find a more local butcher I can "build a relationship with", so to speak :-)

Any suggestion on the Eastside (Bellevue/Redmond/Kirkland)?

Thanks in advance, Rob

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    kelisaw RE: robca Nov 20, 2007 07:59 PM

    You could try Golden Steer. It's off Bel-Red road in the crossroads area.

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      FoodDee RE: robca Nov 21, 2007 10:35 AM

      Exotic Meats closed quite awhile ago, though I think they still have mail order.

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        robca RE: FoodDee Nov 24, 2007 06:52 PM

        >>>Exotic Meats closed quite awhile ago

        So they have :-) they's re San Antonio, TX now, according to their website. I have been living in Boston for the last year, back to Seattle now and (re)discovering the neighborhood.

        I tried Golden Steer, and I'm pretty pleased so far. I only tried "safe" choices like steak and lamb, and both were excellent. The best sign yet, while shopping there, was the customer before me talking about how good the bones he bought were for his stock and demi-glace... my kind of guy :-). Thanks for the suggestion!

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        Mark Nobe RE: robca Dec 1, 2007 07:33 AM

        If Issaquah is convenient try
        Fischer's Meat Market
        85 Front St
        Issaquah, WA
        Phone: (425) 392 - 3131

        Call before you go if you are looking for something exotic, otherwise I've had great steaks, pork chops and tenderloin, sausage, bacon, and jerky from there.

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          dinkydog RE: robca Jul 22, 2010 07:14 PM

          I have two for you to check out: The Butcher Shop Cafe---yes, it's a butcher shop and cafe, on Juanita Drive across from Arrowhead Elementary School. And there are 4 different Bill the Butcher shops---one in Redmond and one in Woodinville. The other two shops are on the Seattle side.

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            Scott O RE: robca Jul 24, 2010 11:07 AM

            Don & Joe's Meats at Pike Place Market. Where else can you get good calf's liver, veal, bones for stock, etc.?

            Yes it's a schlep; just suck it up.

            Pike Place Market
            1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101

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