Spring Chicken & More:
S.D.'s Best Meat Shops
Apr 5th 2011 2:00PM / by Nanette Wiser
Spring weather means more alfresco suppers, best purveyed by picking up Venissimo cheeses and salad goodies from Little Italy's Mercado, crab salad at
Point Loma Seafood and fruit tarts from Extraordinary Desserts. You can also discover mustards, chutneys and heat-and-cook dishes at these local
markets, known for their quality cuts and meat knowledge.
Iowa Meat Farms: Formula-fed veal, Berkshire pork, carne asada, Kobe beef, free range poultry, game (venison, buffalo, elk), smoked sausages, linguica, andouille and a
cornucopia of barbecue and meat sauces, even a Traeger meat-cooking grill overwhelm the senses at Iowa. You can even order a turducken, Paul Prudhomme's Cajun tradition. Learn more
at their Great News cooking classes on April 11 (wild and exotic), May 2 (steaks) and
June 6 (Ribs).
6041 Mission Gorge Rd.; 619-281-5766
The Linkery: You know The Linkery's quirky dishes, now celebrate delectable bacon made from
Berkshire pork and other cured meats, especially the ham during holidays.
3794 30th St. at North Park Way; 619-255-8778
99 Ranch Market: Asian superstore with unique produce (daikon, lemongrass), spicy sauces, soba noodles and meat and seafood fresh daily. The 99 Ranch fish tank mesmerizes, the whiskered catfish stare back at you in amazement that
you're planning to fry 'em and serve 'em with hush puppies tonight.
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Kearny Mesa; 858-974-8899
Sausage King: Brats, hot dogs, linguica, bacon and blood sausage is just the tip of the iceberg at the German-fare outpost that's long on history and big on tasty
811 W Washington St.; 619-297-4301
Siesel's Old Fashioned Meats: Siesel's is the place where everybody knows your name and favorite cut of beef, pork, lamb, sausage and poultry. They also sell Dietz & Watson deli meats
and made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads and party trays.
4131 Ashton St.; 619-275-1234
Photo Courtesy of Iowa Meat Farms