Meaty matters

Two bits of red meat for you, so to speak. First one is a reader recommendation request, second is more like a reader invitation.

READER RECOMMENDATION REQUEST: Someone who just moved back to West Seattle after 12 years away is hungering for a “good old-fashioned butcher shop” somewhere in the area. Is there one? Maybe even White Center or Georgetown?

READER INVITATION FOR OTHERS IN WSB-LAND: Reader Megan e-mailed us looking for others to join her in a meat-buying club:

Here’s what Megan wrote. You can e-mail her directly if you have questions, at

Hi! We are starting up a West Seattle/White Center meat buying club.

Let me explain! My partner and I are trying to eat local and eat healthier. After doing some investigation we found a great meat source in Walla Walla that delivers all sorts of meats that are grass feed/ pasture finished. This company already delivers to many areas up North and in October will be delivering to Capitol Hill. In order to get a delivery a $1000 (total not individual) must be ordered. The delivery goes to the neighborhood coordinator(me) and everyone meets at that person’s house on the specified date and time with their coolers ready! If people are interested please check out the web site

Our buying club name is West Seattle Meateaters and if we have enough orders our 1st delivery will be October 20th @ 8 AM. The plan is to get deliveries monthly but if we don’t get enough orders we will have to order quarterly.

19 Replies to "Meaty matters"

  • Jim September 26, 2007 (5:50 pm)

    What about the home of the “Live Butcher” Bernie and Boys Market in Top Hat. 1St Ave S at S 112th

  • Jan September 26, 2007 (6:53 pm)

    Bob’s Meats in Columbia City on Rainier Ave. S. – they used to be in the Junction a long time ago…

  • T September 26, 2007 (7:18 pm)

    I’d love to see a butcher shop locate in the empty storefront next to our wonderful fish market.

  • Jiggers September 26, 2007 (7:24 pm)

    Try the one in White Center across from Bartell’s drugs.

  • Jiggers September 26, 2007 (7:27 pm)

    Also, I think Cash and Carry on 4th in downtown near Costco has one.

  • Max September 26, 2007 (7:46 pm)

    B & E in Burien. Not amazing, but plenty good. The carry Jim & Lotte’s horseradish, which is worth a trip by itself. See:
    And there are several carnicerias in Burien and White Center that are worth a visit for cuts you will not find in your neighborhood Safeway.

  • Jan September 26, 2007 (8:22 pm)

    Jiggers,,,that place has the very best BBQ pork…

  • Jan September 26, 2007 (8:25 pm)

    the meat market in White Center, I mean – lol…

  • Todd September 26, 2007 (9:11 pm)

    Try the West Seattle Farmer’s market – particularly Whistling Train Farms and Skagit River Ranch. Both provide a great product – pigs, beef and chicken.

  • Karen September 26, 2007 (9:11 pm)

    We go to The Butcher Boys in Puyallup. Not local but the best meat I’ve ever had. Well worth the trip. Plus you can buy a side of beef or hog so you only need to go a couple of times a year!

  • Jim September 26, 2007 (9:24 pm)


    I didn’t know Bob’s Meats was still around. They were the best! The long gone Bison Creek Pizza got a lot of their toppings from there.

  • WSB September 26, 2007 (9:26 pm)

    We miss Bison Creek. Tried the one in Burien once, just wasn’t the same.

  • Jan September 26, 2007 (10:15 pm)

    Bison Creek….whole wheat crust…yum
    I was in Columbia City a couple of weeks ago, and drove by their storefront…

    Bob’s Quality Meats, Seattle Meats
    4861 Rainier Ave S • Seattle, Washington 98118 • (206) 725-1221

    3 generations old..great quality meat…and will cut just about anything you want…

  • Jiggers September 26, 2007 (10:44 pm)

    Hey Jan– I know because I buy fresh meat their every winter to make Ham Hock with beans and rice.

  • Kayleigh September 27, 2007 (5:39 am)

    In all my born days, I’ve never been in an actual butcher shop (I grew up here.)

  • Jan September 27, 2007 (11:18 am)

    Kayleigh…go to Bob’s…:)

  • Kayleigh September 27, 2007 (11:31 am)

    I’m a semi-vegetarian and the whole idea of a butcher actually makes me kinda queasy….

  • Aaron September 27, 2007 (1:26 pm)

    Try Pioneer Organics. I don’t eat meat, but they do have a selection of local meats that you can have delivered to your doorstep.

    That being said, you could do the environment a favor and skip it altogether:

  • Jen V. September 29, 2007 (1:37 pm)

    amen on missing Bison Creek. I used to work there and not only was it a great place to eat it was a pretty great place to work as well. The Bison Creek in Burien is ok, but definitely not as good as the old WS location.

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