San Francisco Meat Lovers Gift Guide

June 18, 2012
meat at butcher shop in San Francisco

When its BBQ season, its BBQ season so we wanted to share our San Francisco Meat Lovers recommendations. Turn up the heat on that BBQ and grill, turn the pages of our favorite meat-y books, or ship some sausages to your father’s doorstep. Check out these cool gifts of food, gadgets and other goodies for Dad (or yourself!)

Local San Francisco Butcher Shops

These local butcher shops are at the top of their game…pun intended

Salumeria SF’s newest salumi addition from Flour+Water team served to the Mission. 3000 20th Street.
Boccalone Chris Consentino’s Charcuterie Heaven. Tagline: Tasty Salted Pig Parts. Ferry Building [also ships]
Fatted Calf Check out their Whole Hog Butchery Classes, Pates and Terrines, and All About Duck Classes. Plus we can’t resist their Spanish style Chorizo. 320 Fell Street.
Avedano’s Meat Boxes available tailored for any occasion. The Manhandler, The Exotic, The Lean & Mean. Pick up Fridays at their Bernal Heights location or find their Meat Wagon in Hayes Valley at the Proxy on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11am-7pm, and Sundays 12noon-5pm. 432 Octavia Street or 235 Cortland Avenue.
Olivier’s Butchery Hidden gem of a French cuts butchery in up-and-coming Dogpatch. 1074 Illinois Street.
4505 Meats Cool Sausage to your Doorstep program. Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market and 1909 Mission Street [also ships]. Find their melt in your mouth chicharrones at Fatted Calf and other artisan groceries.

Meat [these] Books

Whole Beast Butchery: The Complete Visual Guide to Beef, Lamb and Pork by 4505 Meats’ Ryan Farr
Primal Cuts: Cooking with America’s Best Butchers by Marissa Guggiana
Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner
Meatpaper Magazine

Innovative BBQ Gadgets

Stake All in One spatula, tongs & fork. Grip it, Flip it, Serve it.
Grab & Grill Porter Multi-compartmentalized portable BBQ Tray.
Sliders No more food falling off the Skewers. Slide it off easily without getting your fingers dirty.