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post #16 of 38
Hipsters have infiltrated butcher shops now?
post #17 of 38
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Hipsters have infiltrated butcher shops now?

It's hip to eat hare.
post #18 of 38
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Hipsters have infiltrated butcher shops now?

Complete domination here.
post #19 of 38
in NYC, I don't think an actual butcher (lots of butchering facilities are up in the Bronx with distribution down to Manhattan) would ever look at a hipster and think "I know he's got what it takes".




Unless you own a shop in Williamsburg, and you have a solid business eye, and realize you need a queen at the register in order to sell more meat to these fairies.
post #20 of 38

There's a butcher shop in Harlem staffed with porkpie wearing mustachioed hipsters.

 

It's my little slice of SanFo.

 

lefty

post #21 of 38
Did said hipster offer to tell you the name of the chicken and her life story?
post #22 of 38
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I DO NOT LIVE IN UNIMPORTLAND!!!
post #23 of 38
You need to get into the industry for 6-8 weeks and then maybe they'll tell you what renaissance means (or maybe it will come to you.)

I do wonder if the $7500 includes a tattoo or three.
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Our butchery apprentice program is as much a one on one program as a working butcher shop will allow. You get solid one on one lesson time with Erika and then you are allowed to use that knowledge to help cut meat for our cases (working with our other employees who are also always happy to guide you as well). This gives you the opportunity to use the knowledge you have learned immediately within a fast-paced, supportive environment. You “practice” on lamb, pork, chicken and beef that we have procured for our retail store and our clients and by the time you are finished with the 6-8 week program you will be able to cut down whole animals into larger quarters and more case-ready/restaurant-ready portions. We will never allow anyone to “graduate” from our program that does not feel confident in their skills. If it takes a bit longer or you need more hands on direction that will be provided for until you can confidently call yourself a butcher. The cost of the program is $7,500.
http://lindyandgrundy.com/2012/01/apprentice-program/
post #24 of 38
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So, it is a paid internship just from the wrong end. Interesting.

I've only been in there once, and I had a run-in with one of the proprietresses. I found her to be singularly vile. No idea if she was Lindy or Grundy.

I was trying to pick up eggs on my way to Palm Springs, and all of their eggs were marked "small." I asked this woman if they had eggs in sizes other than small, and she, in a very huffy voice told me that they were farm eggs, as though that was a size. When I asked whether they happened to have large farm eggs she told me farm eggs were not sized, and that she picked them up at the farmers market once a week. I then asked if I could go through some of the boxes and cobble together a dozen eggs of similar size so that they would cook similarly and once again she told me no, they were farm eggs and they have no sizes and maybe I was used to mass produced eggs. At that point I left.

They seem to have nice meat but their butchers all walk around in some odd self-satisfied way with fucking bandoliers of knives strapped to them. On the upside, it kind of felt like home, except at home our farm eggs indeed to have sizes because somebody is willing to pick through them.
post #25 of 38
I lived near it for like 2 months. I looked through the door a few times, but couldn't muster the courage to go inside. Good to know that I was right.
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I then asked if I could go through some of the boxes and cobble together a dozen eggs of similar size so that they would cook similarly...

This is so renaissance.
post #27 of 38
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This is so renaissance.

Hip, also.
post #28 of 38
Alright, Matt, which one of the bull dykes was it?



You should have told her that you need the eggs for some eating at the highest level and then, and only then, would she understand and let you do your picking.
post #29 of 38
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One with the feather in her hair. The other one was wearing a bandolier.
post #30 of 38
A bandolier? Seriously?
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