By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Chances are you might not know where the local butcher is in Bowling Green. Lucky for Bowling Green, unlike many towns our size, we have a Fatted Calf. But like Fatted Calf more and more small, local butcher shops begin opening across the US that’s gong to change. And there’s reason enough to seek Fatted Calf out.
Florence Fabricant recently wrote a piece for The New York Times that explored why you should buy meat from your local butcher. In short, her point was that you’ll save money and eat well from cuts of meat you simply can’t find at your mainstream market.
Fabricant notes, “Buying some pork or most other meats is not as simple or as cheap as picking out an apple. Do not tweet your friends for advice; consult the butcher.” You miss out on a lot by strolling into the big box chain grocery store and picking up a styrofoam tray of meat in the sense that your serving sizes are really based on how the meat will be trimmed, and how you plan to cook the meat determines the cut. You need a moment to chat with Rian at Fatted Calf. Then of course, if what you’re looking for isn’t available, the Rian can offer the perfect alternative.
Take your recipe up to Fatted Calf and talk to them about it if you don’t already. From personal experience, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Not only do they “do meat” all day long but most genuinely love to talk about it. Go check Fatted Calf out at 1505 Us 31w-Bypass. A great place to make your food that much better. Also, fan their facebook page!