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Belcampo Meat Company opens in downtown Los Angeles

Sustainable butcher shop makes Southern California debut at Grand Central Market

March 20, 2014
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Belcampo Meat Company debuts its first location in Southern California with the opening of its proprietary butcher shop at Los Angeles' landmark Grand Central Market.  The old-fashioned butchery and lunch counter features organic, humanely-raised meat sourced directly from Belcampo Farms and its state-of-the-art slaughterhouse facility for a completely vertically integrated business model—the first of its kind in butchery.  This farm-to-fork experience offers guests great-tasting, healthy cuts of meat that are 100% sustainable and traceable; direct management of the operation allows Belcampo Meat Co. to create exceptional cured, cooked and value-added meat products while utilizing all parts of the animal for minimize waste.

Belcampo Meat Co. introduced a different model of bringing healthy and free-range meat to consumers with the opening of their first retail shop in Marin County, California in 2012. All Belcampo product, including both popular and untraditional cuts, is harvested from grass-fed herds and flocks of heritage-breed hogs, cattle, poultry, and rabbits then processed at the company's multi-species USDA-certified slaughterhouse located in Yreka, CA.  The Grand Central Market location will feature a diverse selection of meat cuts available in the butchery case to take home as well as a menu of fresh and prepared food items; highlights include:   

  • Belcampo Cheeseburger  5.5 oz dry-aged & grass-fed beef, cheddar & caramelized onions
  • Poblano Pork Cemita  Braised shoulder, chipotle, avocado, salsa & queso
  • Marrakesh Cheesesteak  Thinly sliced seared goat leg, harissa aioli, feta & arugula
  • Chili  Beef & pork, guajillo chiles, Rancho Gordo pinquito beans & brown sugar
  • Lamb & White Bean Soup  Braised shoulder, Rancho Gordo Tarbais beans, garlic & rosemary

Since opening in 1917, Grand Central Market has served as a reflection of Downtown Los Angeles’ dynamic culture and cuisine by bringing together local businesses and creating a gathering place for Angelenos.  Belcampo will add its sustainable and humanely raised meat to the spirited marketplace of entrepreneurs alongside vendors including Bento Ya Japanese Cuisine, DTLA Cheese, Eggslut, Hawaii BBQ, Jose’s Ice Cream Counter, La Casa Verde, Lupita’s Seafood, Oyster Gourmet, Valeria’s, and more. 

Belcampo Meat Co is located at Grand Central Market (317 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA; 213-624-2378) and is open 7 days a week from 10 AM-6 PM.   For more information visit http://www.belcampomeatco.com and connect at @BelcampoMeat on Twitter or https://www.facebook.com/BelcampoMeatCo.

 Source: Belcampo Meat Co. 

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