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Oct 14, 2010 03:00 PM

New Butcher, Prime Meats in Inman Sq?

The name in the window escapes me now, anyone know what's going on? This is on Cambridge just down the street from Spice and Rice in a long abandoned store front. Used to be a social club, I think.

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  1. That's Akimenko meats. I think it's one of the most exciting openings in the near future. Vadim is an expert butcher who used to work at Savenor's and is committed to only offering local and sustainable meats.

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    1. re: DoubleMan

      I can do without the artful video of the butchering of a pig with strings.... Still interesting addition to the hood.

      1. re: baldbert

        Wait, I'm confused - do you object to its artfulness? Or the fact that it's showing off the connection between dead animals and our food?

        1. re: baldbert

          I agree. I get that butchering can be artistic, and his knife strokes are like a dance to music, but why all the unnecessary close ups of the knives soaking, or the out of focus shots? Just butcher the damn pig.

          1. re: baldbert

            Thanks for mentioning the video - made me look -

            It definitely makes butchery seem pretty cute and hip, what with the Iron and Wine soundtrack. I am LOLing...So it's a little bit of romanticizing, but it's not like Upton Sinclair is going to turn over in his grave.

            Underneath the snickering, I actually love the visuals - good reminder of the hard work (hacksaws!) that gets the food to my kitchen.

            Also, a reminder that if I had to slaughter the porker myself, would be eating a lot less meat.

          2. re: DoubleMan

            I thought he was moving into union sq. This is even better, much closer to me.