Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Butchery Zeitgiest rolls on...

Last week, the New York Times had a doozy of an article about hip young butchers. While I can't get as worked up about it as Larbo does, the author doesn't do much of a service to the people she's writing about. I don't want to come across as the pot calling the kettle black. I am, of course, one of the "young would be butchers who want internships" and I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from several of the folks in this article, but I don't miss the irony of butchering being compared to indie rock. Been there done that, you know? Anyway, cheers to Melanie from Avedano's who says: “We never did it to be rock stars. For me, it was a way to promote small farms and certain fish. That’s it.”

As an antidote to all that young hipness, check out my photos of old school meat markets and deli's in New York.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.


  1. Cool pics. The picture with the products out in front of the store(including the huge bags of flour) is Teitel brothers, no? I'm trying to guess as I've probably been to 80% of them.

  2. Yup, that is Teitel Brothers. I love Arthur Ave. I only got to spend one day there, but can't wait to get back.