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Food Lovers Encyclopedia: Carnivores Uncut

Three butcher shops that let you go big

Illustration by John Burgoyne

Lindy & Grundy
The leading ladies of the Fairfax District encourage groups to go in together on whole pigs and grass-fed lambs. Beef is trickier, but they’ll butcher a whole side into multiple cuts if you ask. 

Harvey’s Guss Meat Company
Chefs rely on Harvey Gussman to supply superpremium meat, including whole pigs and sheep. But not many home cooks know that with preordering, they, too, can procure the same quality proteins that wind up at A-Frame. 

Harmony Farms
The La Crescenta shop is known for carrying cuts of exotic animals like alligator and elk. With advance notice, it’ll also sell fresh or frozen whole lambs and suckling pigs and, occasionally, frozen wild boar.