“Big Lou’s” Teasing Carnivores On The Corner Of Powell & Gore

January 11, 2011.

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On my way home today I stopped to see if Big Lou’s had opened yet at 269 Powell (so I could purchase a BIG ASS STEAK). It looked good to go. All the lights were on and there was a uniformed butcher carving meat in the front window. Alas, no. I was told that I’d have to wait until Wednesday morning for the cash register to kick into operation for real. OK, fine, but don’t mind me if I hold out for Tuesday afternoon. The place is done save for the hanging of art on the walls and the filling up of the display cases, two jobs that looked to be just about complete. With a green light from the city, I wonder what they’re waiting for, because I need my fracking meat for frick’s sake…

Before

  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Exterior
  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Interior, retail side
  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Interior, butcher's side
  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Interior, butcher's window
  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Interior, door to butcher's side
  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Interior, retail shop, door to butcher's side
  • Big Lou's Butcher Shop | Exterior

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ALL ANTICIPATED OPENINGS

  • Alan

    Looks great! Established 1942? That’s a little odd…

  • David J. Cooper

    Much like the Corner Suite Bistro, the hype started too soon and now I’ve lost interest. Honestly I drive by the place almost everyday and check it out only to see the gate locked and the cooler by the door empty.

    It’s OK though Cioffi’s always seem to be open.

  • Alex

    Regardless of hype, I’m still interested in checking the place out, even if they said they’d be open on the 3rd originally.

  • Liam Stockwell

    its not a perfect world sometimes good things take time. this place opened today and it is fantastic!!

  • Scout Magazine

    I think less than 10% of restaurants on the target date. Have a sandwich.

  • wolfsleepy

    word around town is that if you lose David J Coopers interest too soon then you might as well pack it up.

  • Scout Magazine

    Yup. This shit is over already. :-)

  • Big Lou

    Yes I read that today after we got open and was like oh David Cooper lost interest and we sold it to a unnamed chain restaurant.

    Guess 4 1/2 months to hurdle city halls blindsides, wait for contractors, and 235 other things on my list was way too long………

    Lol just kidding David, but this city doesn’t make it easy to do much.

  • David J. Cooper

    No offense taken. I’m glad people are finally realising how important I am. If you don’t believe me I’ll send my mother over to tell you.

    Those aged New Yorks in the case look good though so I may give you another chance.

  • David J. Cooper

    So I managed to remember to drop in this much anticipated shop. The porchetta sandwich was worth the wait. As good as the one at Meat and Bread. It hurts me to say it was even better actually.

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