Everyone needs a quality local butcher. Emil and I have found one we love in Costa Mesa, part of a national franchise called the Meat House. These guys know their meat. It’s an old-school butcher with a modern twist- I mean, these guys have their own blog!
I love this place because it is full-service. They have everything: from prime cuts of beef, artisan cheeses to microbrew beers. Their wine selection is solid, and you can pick up a great loaf of locally sourced bread. They even offer fresh vegetables for grilling. In a place like Southern California where a BBQ in December isn’t out of the question, the Meat House is a one-stop shop for all your entertaining needs. I love these guys- they make it so easy to cook a great meal at home.
Our current obsession however, are their goat cheese italian sausages. These deceptively simple links are incredible- grilled over a hot fire they crisp up, encasing the tender porky flavors inside, allowing the goat cheese pockets to melt throughout and scenting the whole mess with a
I ordered the whole suckling pig Emil and I roasted for his birthday from the Meat House. We were impressed with the quality of the pig, as well as the efficient and helpful service. See for yourself- find a Meat House Location near you (or maybe look into a franchise of your own- hint, hint dad!) You won’t be disappointed.