Cioffi's Butcher Shop
I was reading greyelf's post on Sea Harbour and there was a mention of pork belly, which reminded me to post something about Cioffi's butcher shop.
Cioffi's opened their butcher shop almost a month ago and every time I go back, there's more cool stuff. Rino Cioffi and the guys behind the counter are super nice and have great suggestions on what cuts of meat to buy, and how to prepare them. In addition to the meats that Cioffi's has always had, they're going to try to offer more organic and free range choices.
Some neat stuff that I spotted yesterday... pork belly, pork rind, boneless beef shortribs (I braised some recently when the weather took a turn - yum!), Berkshire pork ribs, frozen duck breast and foie gras, free range turkey, free range organic eggs. They also have a couple of sides of beef dry aging in the window!
Cioffi's deli is located at 4156 Hastings Street, in Burnaby and Cioffi's butcher shop is located two store fronts west of that, in what used to be Helen's.
They have dry aged beef there now? Excellent!
If you are on Hastings St also check out Moccia's for salumi. Everything there is housemade from organic pork, etc. It's near Hastings and Nanaimo.
Italian Meat Market & Deli - Moccia's
2276 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5L, CA
Cioffi's Meat Market & Deli
4156 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C, CA
I haven't seen them sell the dry aged beef yet. I seem to keep missing it! I'll see it in the window aging, but the butchers will tell me it's not quite ready and to swing by in however many days, and I keep forgetting! I'm not sure how much of the dry aged stuff they sell for retail, and how much of it goes to Cioffi's restaurant clients.
Thanks for the tip on Moccia's! I'll definitely check it out!