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Jul 4, 2013 07:38 AM

New : Butchers of Distinction

Butchers Of Distinction
738 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H2

Anyone have anything to report on this new spot in Riverside yet?

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  1. This is a new venture by the owners of Allen's on the Danforth.

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    1. re: millygirl

      Hopefully they left their attitude up there.
      I live in the hood and will give them a try. At the moment, the drive to Sanagan's is worth it.

      1. re: shurlydynamo


        I've never been fussy on Allen's meat.

        1. re: shurlydynamo

          With a name like that, how can there be attitude? *blink blink*

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        1. Ok. So we grabbed 4 Limousin striploins last week. ($40)

          S&P and grilled them (on the gas Q) and I can't lie...These were some of the tastiest, most tender chops I've had in awhile. Really.

          I like my steak slightly aged-they age in
          house, I believe 10days which I found just right.

          While I'm not a big fan of the name (hope they change it-a little too pretentious) I'm definately going back to try some of the other cuts of beef and other meats...with the long weekend ahead I've had nothing but burgers, Jerk pork, bbq chicken and cold ciders dancing in my head.

          I'll report back on the pig (maybe I'll get some stuff from there for this weekend).

          Have to scope out their pricing. While I don't mind paying a premium for quality, sometimes a few shops go overboard (IMO) ie: Rowe and their stuff "aint all all"

          There is a line between reasonable and absurd.

          I'll report back!


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          1. re: shurlydynamo

            I too got to try a limousine strip this weekend. Grilled with a little evoo and then finished with malden and ground black pepper. For one 0.7lbs strip which fed two girls with leftovers for a lunch it was a tasty bargain at $16 IMO. The Limousine is more marbled that some of their other offerings as I believe it is barley finished. Well I like my steaks aged more I don't think these guys would have enough moisture to be aged much more than 20 days or so. If I want 60 days I will stick with my go to places but given this place is only a few mins walk from my house I'm pleased.

            We've also tried some bacon, two pork sausages and some chicken legs. Out of those items the bacon was the winner for us. Not over the top light smoke flavour, nice meaty texture and chew and good amount of salt for my liking. Well the chicken was ok it wasn’t any better than Rowe but about 1/3 more the price.

            I did far too much eating last weekend! :-)

          2. Does anybody know anything about the place on Queen West near Terroni that has been under construction for about a year? I can't remember the name on the hoarding but it is something pretentious with butcher in it. Could it be related to Butchers of Distinction?

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            1. re: crawfish

              If you're referring to the place with the "Carving 2014" sign, I believe it's owned by Cumbrae's. I wish they'd hurry up and open!

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              1. what's TMD?

                haven't been to this place yet, but will do this week for sure.

                meating on queen is pretty good. but not for the sausage.

                1. re: grandgourmand


                  It's on Danforth Ave near Fermentations and across from the LCBO