It also helped that Avedano’s is a butcher shop owned by three women. And that they carry the coveted Soul Food eggs. Not to mention bags of wild arugula, cultured butter and icy-cold glass bottles of raw milk found in the cooler. Oh and little cups of Daily Scoop gelato, house-made baby food and tortellini in the freezer, too.
Besides all the incredible meat and poultry, they have a wonderful array of wild and sustainably farmed fish, a small but outstanding selection of produce, pastas, and spices, olive oil in bulk, and local sweets and chocolates.
Avedano's also offers house-made cured-meats, sausages and sauces, and a daily take out menu of soup, sandwiches and prepared dinners. We cannot say enough about the curative effects of their Sunday carne asada and carnita tacos after just a little too much Saturday night wine tasting.
It’s amazing that they’ve managed to pack all of this into a small, neighborhood shop but that, too is part of the charm. If you’re planning a party, check out the knotty-pine and cow-mural lined party room for rent next door, complete with a fake fireplace mounted with a steer skull. Warning: This is a real, working butcher shop, so be prepared for the occasional glimpse of the whole animal (snout to tail, indeed.)