Here’s some bummer news: 4505 MEATS butcher shop in the Mission is closing. According to Scoop, owner-butcher Ryan Farr says they ran into some issues with their commissary kitchen, which the shop needs in order to function. Fortunately, the shop will remain open until July 26th, so you’ll still be able to get your Independence Day cookout meats there, and then some.
The silver lining is that another quality butcher shop is moving in, from Belcampo Meat Co. Belcampo, which has three other locations throughout the Bay Area, will keep this one to just retail sales (no restaurant) and plans to make minimal changes to the space. They’ll reopen the doors August 1st. And of course, you’ll still be able to get your fill of 4505 goodness at their Divisadero restaurant, and the retail hot dogs and chicharrones will continue to be available throughout the Bay Area. 1909 Mission St. at 15th St., 415-525-4239.
According to Scoop, the North Beach location of Pittsburgh-style deli GIORDANO BROS. is serving their last all-in-one sandwich and closing today, June 30th. Reportedly, they lost their lease and decided to focus on their larger location in the Mission. The hope is to reopen a second location elsewhere eventually. 303 Columbus Ave. at Broadway, 415-397-2767.
The awesome meat case at 4505 Meats Butcher Shop. Photo from Facebook.