From Our Editors
If the new wave of American butchers are the current rock stars of the food world, then the well-seasoned crew at Don & Joe’s Meats are like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards: icons who could show the young bucks a thing or three. The landmark business at Pike Place Market has been custom-cutting meats and keeping customers well fed since 1969. In addition to favorites like steaks, poultry and chops, the staff produces an extensive selection of stellar sausages. The friendly guys at the counter offer sound cooking advice, highlighting their spice blends and sometimes steering customers to neighboring Pike Place Market merchants for culinary support. Don & Joe’s also carries a full lineup of wild game, from pheasant and rabbit to elk, as well as seasonal must-haves like free-range turkey and prime rib, and will happily order anything they don’t have in stock.