I heard about a butcher shop opening in the Dogpatch months ago, but the [fill in the blank] building owner wasn’t very forthcoming with contact info for me. Sure enough, a good friend ends up passing along info to me about ~OLIVIER’S BUTCHERY~, a traditional French butcher who is now open, and offering high-quality cuts in both French and American styles. Olivier reportedly hand picks the animals to make sure they are healthy and raised humanely; you can buy cuts or whole animals, and he can do custom cuts for you. He will also offer sausages made from his family’s recipes.
SFoodie shares further details: owner Olivier Cordier is from Burgundy, and his family ran a boucherie. Here’s more: “He’ll be running the shop with his wife, Hang Nguyen, and will offer French cuts of grass-fed beef, veal, lamb, pork, and poultry; house-made sausages; and custom-cut orders. All the meat is sourced from farms that practice sustainable methods.” Sounds fabulous. Bring on the bavette! You can pick up your order at the warehouse Thu-Fri 12pm-6pm, Sat 10am-3pm, and Sun 9:30am-1pm. 1074 Illinois St. at 22nd St., 415-558-9887.
According to Berkeleyside, cook Aaron Rocchino from Chez Panisse and his wife Monica are opening ~LOCAL BUTCHER SHOP~ in the Gourmet Ghetto. The article has a bunch of details about this sustainably minded shop, check it out.