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Nov 27, 2011 06:47 AM

Butcher's Son on Yonge

Has anyone been there lately? I've read good things about it online and I passed by there last week. Is it open on Sundays?

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  1. Love it. I have tried some prepared food and also had lamb from the butcher's counter. The porchetta sandwich was delicious. In general I like porchetta better than pulled pork. The sandwich was basic and had no other ingredients besides the bun & the porchetta.

    My neighbours got a rack of lamb from there and cooked it on the BBQ with fresh rosemary and salt & pepper. It was the best lamb I have had in years.

    Hopefully your experience will be as good as mine have been.

    I am so happy that the neighbourhood now has a great butcher and fish monger within walking distance.

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    1. re: Amac

      I also had a very good experience. I picked up a strip loin and a boneless chicken breast. Both were excellent and I'll be visiting again.

      1. re: gmania

        Thanks, gmania! I'll stop by asap for a visit and perhaps the seafood store as well. Like you, I'm very happy about the recent additions in the area even though we are rather spoiled with Cumbrae's etc. on Bayview. It's just that I don't like to deal with the traffic on Bayview so much.

    2. Been there a few times. THe store is very clean, the staff very friendly. I had their stewing veal twice. The first time it wasn't that soft. The second time it was as soft as butter. I know the first veal was grain-fed. The second might've been milk fed but I can't be too sure because I wasn't the one who bought it. Their regular stewing beef isn't bad either.

      Today my girlfriend bought a whole chicken from there. She said they had written "Mennonite Farms, traditionally raised" on it. Is this as good as a chicken you can get, other than the fact that it's not organic?

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      1. re: sepandee

        It's likely that there are better chickens out there.