The List: 5 butcher shops we love, in time for barbecue season
A selected list of neighborhood butcher shops in Seattle and on the Eastside.
Bob’s Quality Meats
You can buy your whole season’s worth of meat in economical bundles at Bob’s, 4861 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-725-1221 or bobsqualitymeats.com).
The West Seattle purveyor, which specializes in local and sustainable cuts of meat, also has an eat-in menu, featuring pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and BLTs, at 3207 California Ave. S.W. (206-932-4211 or swinerymeats.com).
Don & Joe’s
This family-run business grew out of a meat-cutting shop that started in Pike Place Market in 1906. How Seattle is that? 85 Pike St. (206-682-7670 or donandjoesmeats.com).
Golden Steer Choice Meats
One house specialty here is homemade Italian sausage, made with wine and garlic. 15255 N.E. Bel Red Road, Bellevue (425-746-1910 or goldensteer.net).
A & J Meats and Seafood
Like many of the city’s best butcher shops, A & J has been operating for decades. It’s so old-school, it doesn’t even have (or need) a website. 2401 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-284-3885).
Lynn Jacobson, Seattle Times features editor