Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lindy and Grundy - local butchers (local to LA I mean)

In case you have not heard there is a new butcher shop in LA. With the local and sustainable movement taking such speed LA has opened a new butcher shop. Lindy and Grundy are taking the meat movement by storm.

Most of you probably don't know but the art of butchery is almost a lost skill. Tha average age of a butcher, if you can even find a real one, is over 50. We are very lucky that we have these ladies to bring some youth and fresh blood (so to speak) to the butcher shop.  Maybe we will be so lucky for Long Beach to eventually have something like this.

Please choose local when selecting your meat as well as your produce. Currently I purchase my beef from J&J Grassfed Beef. These ranchers have more of a CSA model and the pick up is blocks away from my house. We have recently found Dave and his fresh chickens to satisfy our chicken needs and are currently still looking for swine. know your farmer know your food applies on every aspect of the food chain.

Please read below and support local meats.
Happy Tuesday!

Dear Faithful Customers and Friends,

Lindy and Grundy just got back from a visit to the White House and the Chamber of Commerce, where they met with 125 young entrepreneurs below the age of 30.  Leading young business owners gathered in Washington DC to discuss the experience of being new small business owners in a downward economy, and to share on topics such as taxation, health care, and availability of starting capital.  Among those issues, Erika and Amelia brought up concerns about resource availability for local small family farms, and the necessity for small quality slaughter houses.  We feel so honored to have been invited to take part in such an opportunity, and to contribute to ourtime.org's new "BUY YOUNG" initiative.  Buy Local, Buy Young!!

Team Lindy and Grundy was a smashing success at Eat Real Fest which took place this weekend in Culver City!
Despite threats of "car-mageddon" the weekend went smoothly and went off without a hitch.

Erika and Jean-Claude (our freshest french master butcher) competed in a Steer butchering competition, where they went head to head against John aka "Hollywood" of Huntington Meats, and Brian from Harvey Gus.  It was a very educational experience for all, and while we did not get to take home the trophy, it was a delightful experience to work with other incredible butchers who have been at this so so much longer than us! 

Alex - aka Young Buck - also competed in a poultry butchering competition against Dave the Butcher (Bay Area) and Chef Mike (Bouchon, LA), and beat them in a contest to break down 3 chickens 3 ways (brick chicken, glove-boned chicken, and a chicken broken in 8 pieces) in under 6 minutes!  Yeah, Young buck!!!

In efforts to support this fantastic event, we closed to shop and brought our refrigerated van to the Helms Bakery to open up a mobile butcher shop!  We even offered a refrigerated valet system to folks who got our meat!  It was a push to offer such a variety of products at Eat Real, and the Lindy and Grundy Team had the time of our lives!

As we plan for our new home delivery program and butchery apprenticeship and instruction sessions, we are seeking to add several positions to the Lindy and Grundy team.  Amelia and I feel that the best way to seek out more team members is to reach out to our trusty clients to see whether anyone of your friends or family members come to mind as candidates to join us in our efforts to change our food system!  We are seeking both part time and full time positions in the front and back of the house!  We are starting our interview process at the end of this week!!

**Please encourage folks to apply by sending a resume and cover letter to erika@lindyandgrundy.com

While we are closed tomorrow (tuesday, July 19th) catch us back at the shop on wednesday for some tasty meat!  Remember, it is PRIME GRASSFED SEASON so what is available currently at the shop is extra sweet!  Don't miss out on the fantastic quality of grassfed marbly goodness, as the season will come to an end soon.  Also keep in mind that much of the dry-aged product is finally ripe and ready for the grill!  Please call to inquire!

Come Join Lindy (Amelia) and Grundy (Erika) at Cochon 555 All Stars at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas this weekend!  Don't miss Grundy and Michael Sullivan (aka the Reverend of Fat) break down a pig together!!  What a treat!

Thank you for your unwavering support!
We look forward to seeing you at the shop!

Lindy and Grundy


Grab your very own Lindy and Grundy T-shirt available now at our shop at 801 N. Fairfax Ave. #105 Los Angeles, CA 90046  All sizes available in men and women's - $20.

Give the gift of delicious meat!  Refillable Lindy and Grundy's gift certificates are now available too, for any amount!  A perfect gift for your home butcher/cooking enthusiast!

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