In 1911, Attilio Esposito pursued his American dream, opening a storefront butcher shop on South Ninth Street specializing in fine meats. One century later, Attilio's grandsons, Lee and Louis, still man the counter of the bustling Italian Market institution, featured on Food Network's The Best of Butcher Shops. Over the course of that century, the neighborhood shop experienced great expansion and with it a newfound commitment to environmental sustainability: Today the shop sources only naturally grown and minimally processed products.
From the beginning, the Esposito family believed in providing an impressive product above all else, cutting each portion by hand to meet the expectations of five-star restaurant chefs, home cooks, and discerning family dobermans. Additionally, the shop's organic, free-range, or Angus grass-fed beef is aged for 28 days in a climate-controlled chamber for optimal tenderness. Other products include lamb, pork, poultry, and seafood. Further sharing the knowledge their family passed down over generations, Lee and Louis also host free seminars on best practices for prepping their quality meats.