Usually I wouldn’t bother in Taiwan (Jacks Brothers has always been good), but the girl I was seeing at the time took me to a nice hotel restaurant for my birthday and the menu was mostly seafood. I didn’t want to tell her we were leaving, so I took a chance that they might be able to follow a simple instruction. But yeah, they were worried I didn’t know what I wanted and didn’t want to give me an overcooked steak.
Getting rarer to find a legit butcher shop unfortunately, and more of them are moving more upscale.
This is true. It’s not uncommon for the former town/neighborhood butcher to now be the guy running the meat counter at the local mega corporate supermarket chain. Local shops can’t compete on price with the buying power of the big chains, so they have to either go upscale (if they are fortunate to be in an area with the demographics to support that) or close down.
You are not going to find butchers in the US. Taiwan has a lot, but in the US they’re probably going to work at Walmart or other grocery stores.
Wal-mart doesn’t have butchers or meat cutters. A lot of grocery stores have meat cutters, but not a traditional butcher which will take down a full carcass or side. Still butcher shops around, but they’re not as common and getting more specialized.
Unless you are willing/able to pay a huge premium.
Comparing cheapest cuts, yea, but for a quality cut, butcher shops are often really competitive, and sometimes cheaper. And you can get downright cheap stuff at a butcher shop that you can’t get at a regular grocery store.
you can ask for specific cuts if they have it, or if you tell him ahead of time I’m sure he can get you specific cuts.