Sometimes you wish for something so much that you can't believe it when your wish comes true. That's how I feel about the Lindy and Grundy Butcher Shop that just opened in West Hollywood.
This place makes me happy...VERY happy!
Here are a few reasons why:
- It's owned by two female butchers (awesome)...
- Who were just legally married in Conneticut (yea!!)
- They only sell local, pastured and organic products (you know I love that!)
- They are former vegetarians (2 down, many more to go!)
- They plan on hosting butchering classes (sign me up!)
- They have experience working at Fleisher's and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in NY (can you say foodgasm?!?)
You must check them out...I already have twice!
Amelia (Lindy) Posada and Erika (Grundy) Nakamura
L&G is a beautiful space with plenty of sunshine and fun decor.
Big highlight: They sell cheese, including my good ol' favorite Pt. Reyes Blue!! I bought some on my last trip and made a delicious blue cheese dressing for a wedge salad with homemade croutons and bacon! Hmmmmm.
I swear one day I'm going to purchase an entire wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano and turn it in to my coffee table!
Need I say more? Best part is you can get it sliced as thick or as thin as you want!
One day I'll be able to afford this beautiful hunk of dry-aged meat!
Don't let this picture scare you. I understand chicken feet are not for the squeamish, but we have to remember that L&G practices nose to tail butchery and that's a really great thing! I can't wait to dig up a good recipe and try these out.
Now for my favorite part! So I didn't come to L&G just to pick up some chicken and bacon. I was seeking something new and daring. So imagine my excitement when I spotted Erika cutting away at a huge leg of dry-aged cow. I asked what she was working on and she tells me "bone marrow." I died and went to heaven!
I've been wanting to cook bone marrow at home for so long now, but it's not exactly something you find at your neighborhood grocery store. Erika saw the gleam in my eye and cut up 4 peieces especially for me.
Torn on how to prepare these, I asked Erika for suggestions. She said why not "bone marrow 4 ways?" I loved the idea and went for the challenge and it was a huge success - post soon to come!!
Best part about a small shop like L&G is getting to meet the owners. There's something special about their relationship...Amelia and Erika are clearly passionate about what they do and have a fun time doing it. They're a match made in butcher shop heaven!
Come visit Lindy & Grundy on Fairfax at 801 N. Fairfax Ave.