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6 Great Butcher Shops for Memorial Day Grilling


By Garrett Snyder, LA Weekly

Where's the beef? It's at these Los Angeles meat shops, which will most certainly be bustling in preparation for this weekend.

We've outlined a few recommandations for what to get a several of the city's most respected butchers -- locally sourced, organic, all that good business -- but we also name-dropped a few off-the-path places you might not of tried yet.

As Homer Simpson once said, "All normal people love meat. If I went to a barbeque and there was no meat, I would say 'Yo Goober! Where's the meat?' I'm trying to impress people here, Lisa. You don't win friends with salad."

Just kidding vegan friends, we made enough gazpacho for everyone.

5. Catalina's Market:

Fancy channeling your inner gaucho and turning your patio into a miniaturechurrascaria? Catalina not only stocks a ridiculous variety of sweet spicy chorizoand linguica sausages -- including Argentinian, Spanish, and Ecuadorian styles -- but owner Felipe Corrado also hand cuts beef to order, meaning you can request whatever side of meat your heart desires. There are pretty good emapandas too, stuffed with things like chicken, spinach, and fresh cheese, if you want to take care of party appetizers too. 1070 N, Western Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 464-1064.