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Here are just a few things you can do in a butcher shop these days: Get married; have a launch party for a vegan cookbook; or drink lots of lager in an adjoining German-style beer garden (in Miami, of all places).
The following list includes a smattering of places that want to beef up what the traditional butcher shop looks like.
Red Apron Butchery (Fairfax, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.)
Dickson’s Farmstand Meats (New York, New York)
Lindy & Grundy (Los Angeles, California)
The Local Butcher Shop (Berkeley, California)
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