We were not disappointed with our marrowbone experience, not at all. In fact, we’ve developed a little crush on Avedano’s over the many months since then. 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.
One of the lady butchers, Tia Harrison, is also chef and co-owner of Sociale restaurant in SF, so many of their products are sourced through restaurant connections. 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.)
Avedano's Holly Park Market is located in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. They celebrated their first anniversary last weekend. Pictured above are co-owner Angela Wilson, a selection of sausages and a sign from the interior of the shop. (Images: Dana)