|The Meat House, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA|
|A view from inside The Meat House|
In addition to delicious local finds, The Meat House also carries a plethora of ingredients that inspire cooks of all levels. This location might be massive in size (as compared to other specialty grocery stores) but you wouldn't know it. They have little bits of just the right things. Gourmet San Marzano tomato cans and dried as well as frozen artisan pastas (that I usually have to trek to the North End to get), specialty salsas and canned chipotle peppers (which are sometimes tricky to track down) and they also carry products for people with dietary needs, including an entire line of gluten-free breadcrumbs, assorted cookies and crackers. They also have a spice rack that takes up an entire wall and every time I go in, I find myself just staring at it sheer admiration.
|Spice Rack Wall|
|Gluten-Free Groceries and Specialty Salsas|
Whew! All of this and I didn't even get to the "meat" (tehee) of the story! The star of the store is undoubtedly the enormous meat cases that line the left hand side of the store. Rows and rows of salivation inducing brightly blushing meats of varying size and shape and all at very reasonable prices are the main draw here. From specialty cuts and marinaded meat and seafood, this is the place to go for your old standby steak or to try something a little different, like spinach and feta stuffed pork.
|At The Meat House, it's rows and rows of drool-inducing meat!|
|The Meat House STEAKS|
|The Meat House - Pre-stuffed pork and steak|
Ok, seriously I can keep going on about how great I think The Meat House is. The staff is beyond friendly and welcoming and they really want you to get what you need and to have a good time with picking it out. They bring back that old "local butcher shop" feel and make it better, more modern and inspiring. Next time you are looking to sink your teeth into a perfect cut of steak, head to The Meat House. And be sure to look for me, I'm most likely there, in the back, admiring the specialty cheeses or drooling over the cuts of steak.