It was an intense Tuesday morning for the ladies of Lindy & Grundy Local, Pastured, & Organic Meats yesterday as they worked in overdrive in preparation for their grand opening. Falling behind schedule a couple of weeks ago because of some red tape with the fire marshall, lady butchers Amelia Posada (Lindy) and wife Erika Nakamura (Grundy) had quite a following behind them; eagerly awaiting the day they finally opened up shop. Luckily for me, I was working from my “mobile office” aka: tooling around the internet at Coffee Commissary working on things, so the wait from 11am to noon to 1pm to 2pm went by quickly and I didn’t mind it at all.
Around 2:30 Lindy & Grundy were finally open for business…and I’ve got to tell you, it was well worth the wait. Here is an excerpt from my review on Yelp— I would have been the first to review them on there, but some dude decided to post a one-sentence “thing” before he even saw the inside of the shop…hate those people:
“Lindy and Grundy’s newly opened butcher shop is probably one of the most anticipated Los Angeles business openings of the year…and it’s only April! These fierce and fabulous ladies come from an impressive background; former vegetarians who fell in love with meat in a way that everyone should: by respecting the animal and supporting the absolute best sustainable organic farming techniques. I have been following Lindy&Grundy for nearly a year now, as have many others, waiting for them to bring LA their traditional nose-to-tail butchering and their highest quality, local (California), and organic grass-fed, free-range, organic, meats. I know it sounds like there are an awful ton of “buzz words” here, but if you have read their website or the countless of articles written about them, then you’ll know what I am talking about…Their shop, located nex to Coffee Commissary on Fairfax, is a bright and clean space with huge windows and an impressive selection. They offer various cuts of meat, homemade sausages (which they have taste-tested and perfected), as well as high-quality pantry goods of which you’d have to go to at least a couple of gourmet or specialty shops to gather. Particular favorites of mine include: Rainbow Ranch eggs, Cowgirl Creamery cheeses, Sonoma Direct Lamb (which I have never seen in southern California before), and Devil Gulch Ranch Pork. They had homemade stocks, dry-aged meats, spices, and fantastic cuts– I am so excited to grab pork osso bucco, roasts and chops of every variety here. Their house-made Kimchi Pork sausage and their Maple Breakfast sausages will definitely be hitting my house this weekend.”
You can find more information about Lindy & Grundy here and follow them on Facebook, too!
Lindy & Grundy: 801 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046