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Aug 10, 2009 06:51 PM

Restaurants with humanely raised meat and poultry?

I'm planning for my birthday dinner and I need some help. I usually avoid eating meat and poultry at restaurants because they are not humanely raised but since I'm going out for a big dinner I was thinking it would be nice to have some duck or steak without feeling guilty.. I was wondering if anyone on the boards knew of a restaurant that serves this. It needs to be humanely raised, not just organic or free range. Moderately expensive to expensive is fine, and the cuisine could be French, new America, or Asian.

Any ideas?

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  1. i think that TW Food in cambridge focuses on local (possibly humane) meats. i also think that Oleana focuses on grass fed and other non feed lot meats

    1. 3 options that come to mind readily, all w/ good reviews. These restaurants are focused on (for the most part) local, naturally-raised/farmed ingredients:

      EVOO Restaurant
      350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

      T.W. Food
      377A Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Craigie on Main
      853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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        1. Thanks so much for all the replies! I did a little menu checking and decided to go to EVOO. We went last night and had a wonderful meal. I got the adobo-marinated lamb in pastry with summer veggie succotash and purslane and cucumber on top and it was great -- all the flavors worked well together and I could feel good about eating it. Our appetizers -- a beet salad for me and a greens and tomato salad with corn puree for my bf -- were also exquisite and so summery! It's wonderful to go to a place that uses fresh, local veggies and meat.

          Thanks again for the help!!!

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          1. re: kimonocomics

            Too late but add Ten Tables to the list. I walked by the Cambridge one yesterday and stopped to read the menu (which looked great!) and there was a prominent blurb about this very thing.

            1. re: kimonocomics

              Glad you liked it! EVOO is one of my favorite places....which reminds me, I need to get there for some seasonal nosh before the summer is out!

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