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weinoo

weinoo

Nice story.  I, too, once had a butcher who came from a long line of butchers on the lower east side of New York City; the shop was a fixture in the Essex Street Market for 70 years. 

 

Jeffrey taught me much and sold me much. I never knew how good a hamburger could be, until he ground some eye of chuck for me, the same stuff he was selling to restaurants for their burgers. Makes for a great steak, too. Or the steak that became chi chi - the teres major, aka beef clod. 

 

Jeffrey taught people how a pig is butchered. He gave out roses to women. He often, for first time customers, gifted free meat/poultry/ whatever. But the restaurant business, who were his major customers, suffered during the great recession, and his business suffered greatly.  He had to close. And then, a few years later, he had to pass on. 

 

https://gothamist.com/food/jefferys-meat-market-in-les-closed-for-good

 

https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/an-endangered-butcher-gets-his-groove-back/?ref=nyregion

weinoo

weinoo

Nice story.  I, too, once had a butcher who came from a long line of butchers on the lower east side of New York City; the shop was a fixture in the Essex Street Market for 70 years. 

 

Jeffrey taught me much and sold me much. I never knew how good a hamburger could be, until he ground under some eye of chuck for me, the same stuff he was selling to restaurants for their burgers. Makes for a great steak, too. Or the steak that became chi chi - the teres major, aka beef clod. 

 

Jeffrey taught people how a pig is butchered. He gave out roses to women. He often, for first time customers, gifted free meat/poultry/ whatever. But the restaurant business, who were his major customers, suffered during the great recession, and his business suffered greatly.  He had to close. And then, a few years later, he had to pass on. 

 

https://gothamist.com/food/jefferys-meat-market-in-les-closed-for-good

 

https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/05/an-endangered-butcher-gets-his-groove-back/?ref=nyregion

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