I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a butcher shop in New Orleans. We are located in the garden district, but will have a car. I am aware of Cochon Butcher, but don't know more about there prepared food.
930 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans, LA 70130
I only buy prime steaks. I have purchased whole primals as well as individual steaks from Langenstein's, Rare Cuts, Dorignacs, Robert (Robert E. lee). My 2 cents:
Robert's prime ribeyes taste the best. Additionally, they are less expensive than the rest.
Rare Cuts whole prime (not Harris Ranch, which is not prime) were good,not great. Price not being a factor, I still prefer Robert's.
My dry aged whole NY strip from Rare Cuts had an "off" taste, unlike any dry aged I've ever had.
The whole ribeyes from Dorignac's and Langenstein's failed to impress more than once. Langenstein's prime strips were ok, but didn't wow.
Rare Cuts Harris Ranch burgers are really tasty but no longer available. I have about 8pkgs. of the chuck/ brisket mix (1/2#)pkgs. in the freezer but have yet to taste. They say the flavor is better than the Harris burgers.
Whole prime tenderloin from Dorignacs has been good. They are a steal on special.
We are going to be in New Orleans for two weeks so we will be cooking a probably 5-7 meals in and we are fairly big meat eaters. So your classic local butcher for purchasing meats would be great. Not really looking for a deli included. Good steaks, pork, andouille, boudin, cheeses and other local specialties would be appreciated. Charcuterie would also be a good addition.