What’s Your Beef?
JANUARY 28TH, 2011
Local and all-natural Pemberton Meadows, preferably. Wrangle yours at Big Lou’s Butcher Shop.
The boys behind Two Chefs And A Table have combined cleavers to put meat on your table. When we stopped in there was also a slew of Sloping Hills pork—ribs, roasts, with dry rubs or without—and some Polderside lamb too. While you choose your chop in the 1930s themed shop (note the retro cash register disguising a modern one), have a made-to-order sandwich on site. There’s porchetta, roast beef, Chicago style sausage, Bulgogi chicken or, if you must, veggie.
With a steady stream of working men in at noon grabbing lunch too, it's a meat market in more ways than one.
Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, 269 Powell St. (at Gore Ave.), Vancouver, 604-340-4461, www.biglousbutchershop.com