‘Bill the Butcher’ to open SundayThe shop makes their own sausages, on the premises, and offers more than 25 kinds
If you’re like many locals, you’ve been wondering for a long time just what’s going on with the butcher shop that hasn’t opened.
Rumors flew for over a year on just when, if ever, the shop would open.
Wonder no more, because the doors to “Bill the Butcher” will open at noon Sunday. They’ll remain open seven days a week from noon ‘til 7 p.m. The store is at 323 Main St., Edmonds.
Owner J’amy Owens is hyped about opening her new Edmonds store. (There are four other “Bill the Butcher” locations in the region.)
“I believe this location is going to work here,” Owens said. “It’s cost me dearly to keep the dream alive.”
That dream does not only include Owens’ store, but a lot of local farmers who sell local meats to the shop.
“If we don’t create a market for the farmers, they won’t survive,” she said.
Owens proudly says she has put “Over $2 million back into the local economy through the local producers.”
What can you get at “Bill the Butcher’s?”
A lot. Quail, whole ducks, rabbit, lamb shanks, beef short ribs, soup bones, beef liver and cheeks; and goat leg, racks and chops are only some of the more exotic items available, along with standard items.
What you won’t get? – plastic wrapped or pre-cut meat.
“For instance,” Owens said, “you might see a 30- to 40-pound strip steak in the display. We’ll ask you how thick you want your steaks and cut them as you watch. Whatever you want, all cut to order.”
Owens also notes there is always a sausage special.
The shop makes their own sausages, on the premises, and offers more than 25 kinds.
“We make three or four a day, and will have others on hand.” She said. “One, stuffed with cheese, is the most delicious thing you’ve ever tried.”
The shop also makes it’s own pastrami, sliced turkey and marinated Kolbi ribs. Also available will be barbecue sauces, condiments and pickled veggies.
“All the good stuff that goes with meats,” Owens said.
Could it get any better? How about curbside delivery to your car? Just call in your order and pull into the delivery zone across 4th Street from the shop. They’ll run your wrapped meat out to you.
“We’re out to save the world, one steak at a time,” Owens said.
“We’re going to ‘overlove’ this community and hope they forgive us for making them wait so long.”