GOODS | Railtown’s Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Prepped For Your Saint Patrick’s Day Feast

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

The GOODS from Big Lou’s

Vancouver, BC | Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is ready for St. Patrick’s Day with some housemade Irish specialties ready to be cooked up this weekend. Fresh off receiving another Georgia Straight Golden Plates Award as one of the Best Butchers in Vancouver, we’ve finished preparing batches of our Irish Breakfast and Guinness & Steak Sausages. We’re also stocked up with Two Rivers Meats’ Natural Corned Beef and local beef that’ll be perfect for your stews.

Our “SuperBen” Irish Breakfast Sausage was inspired by our Irish Butcher Ben who craved the taste of the legendary Superquinn Sausages, considered an Irish national treasure. When he complained that he couldn’t find anything like a Superquinn in Canada, we took it upon ourselves to recreate that banger, and went through a number of different recipes before we got one that passed the Ben test. They’re great in a St. Paddy’s Day brunch.

The Steak & Guinness Sausages make for a Bangers and Mash that any house would be proud to serve. We grind three kinds of steak with caramelized onions, spices, Guinness and a very small amount of breadcrumbs to absorb the beer and bind the mix. Who can resist steak and beer in sausage form?

Finally, our friends at Two Rivers Meats have made some naturally-raised Corned Beef which we’ve brought in for anyone who’s planning to celebrate with Corned Beef & Cabbage or a Corned Beef Hash.

Quantities of all these are limited, so come down soon to make sure your St. Paddy’s is one that your tastebuds will remember. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. in Railtown. Call 604-566-9229 or visit www.biglousbutchershop.com for more information. Read more

GOODS | “Big Lou’s Butcher Shop” Adds New Catering Options For Holiday Season

November 1, 2013 

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

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Vancouver, BC | Holiday party season is approaching fast and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has created a brand-new range of easy to order catering platters that will bring a big dose of locally-sourced deliciousness to your work lunch or party. This range of options spans gourmet to casual and will take the stress out of the planning process.

The Big Lou’s party platter options include everything from a French-style platter with pâté, rillettes, and other decidedly Gallic treats to meaty Charcuterie Platters and even a Smoked Seafood Platter with a wide range of fresh bounty slow-cooked to perfection. Big Lou’s sandwich fans can choose from a Big Italian Platter with our signature spicy meatloaf sliders or a platter of slider-sized Big Lou’s classics mixed and matched. The complete list of platters is below. Read more

GOODS | “Big Lou’s Butcher Shop” Set For Thanksgiving With Full Range Of Essentials

September 17, 2013 

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

The GOODS from Big Lou’s

Vancouver, BC | It’s still officially summer but, all of a sudden, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. With just a few weeks until the big day, it’s time to get feast planning started. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is a Thanksgiving destination with a wide range of centrepieces, accompaniments, and full meals, along with expert advice from our in-house chefs, to help make this special dinner delicious.

This year, in addition to local turkeys and signature Turduckens, Big Lou’s is adding a variety of oven-ready prepped and dressed roasts to their Thanksgiving menu. It’s a chance to look like a kitchen master with half the work. Home chefs will also love the wide range of made-from-scratch sides and accompaniments like gravies, Cranberry Jelly and stuffing.

Big Lou’s Thanksgiving range includes:

· Rossdown Farms: local, free range, unmedicated turkeys
· Big Lou’s Turduckens: whole bird w/legs attached (15-20lb)
· Prepped and stuffed Turkeys (~15 lb)
· Prepped Fraser Valley Hams (~3 lb)
· Prepped and stuffed Maple Hills Farm Chicken (~4-5 lb)
· Big Lou’s Signature Porchetta Roast (~3 lb)
· Fully Cooked Dinners: fully cooked Turkey or Ham dinners serve 6-10 and include sides, gravy and cranberry jelly (order by Oct 3)

As an incentive to get planning now, Big Lou’s is offering 10% off all Thanksgiving orders placed by September 30th. Turkeys, Turduckens and full dinners can be ordered by visiting Big Lou’s at 269 Powell Street, by phone at (604) 566-9229 or by email to aaron [at] biglousbutchershop.com. Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Big Lou’s On The Hunt For Part-Time Butcher Shop Assistant

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

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Vancouver, BC | We are looking for a butcher shop assistant; someone who loves everything about meat and can help with all aspects of butcher shop. The following skills are an asset: excellent knife skills; the ability to follow recipes and procedures; the ability to manage time appropriately; cleaning and organizational prowess; great people skills. This is a part-time position that is entry level and will be 4-5 days per week 2pm-7pm, with more hours possible in Fall. Please apply by email – info [at] biglousbutchersop.com – only. Learn more about us after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Railtown’s Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Prepped And Ready For The Holiday Season

December 3, 2012 

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

The GOODS from Big Lou’s

Vancouver, BC | Once again this year, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is working closely with local farms and suppliers to offer an enormous range of delicious local poultry, seasonal roasts and great food gift ideas so that our customers can have a holiday season filled with great taste. From fantastic unmedicated turkeys from Two Rivers Meats or Rossdown Farms to gift baskets and culinary stocking stuffers, Big Lou’s is the destination for lovers of artisanal meats and butchery. Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Two Chefs & Big Lou’s To Open Test Kitchen To Public Every Tuesday Night

September 13, 2012 

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

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Vancouver, BC | With two busy restaurants, an award-winning butcher shop and a successful catering company under their umbrella, new menu and product development is a never-ending process for the Two Chefs and a Table team. Beginning September 18th, the public will be given a window on that process as the Gastown bistro launches their new Test Kitchen Tuesdays program.

Each Tuesday, the Two Chefs and Big Lou’s culinary team will gather at the bistro to work on new dishes and menus and the doors will be thrown open to allow interested friends, regulars and food lovers in to try these new ideas and dishes while interacting with the chefs in an informal setting. The open kitchen will allow patrons to watch the crew at work while they enjoy everything from fresh cuts from Big Lou’s Butcher Shop and new creations out of the smoker to more refined preparations for tasting menus and paired wine dinners (depending on the week).

Home chefs and foodies will be able to get a little closer to the culinary process and interact with the Chefs picking up pointers for their own food adventures at home. The Chefs will be on hand to present and explain the dishes, field questions and, of course, solicit feedback. Read more

GOODS: Dockside Pairing Up With Big Lou’s Butcher Shop For Big Patio BBQ On BC Day

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 | docksidebrewing.com

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Vancouver, BC | Summer long weekends and the BBQ are a perfect match and on BC Day, Monday, August 6th Dockside Restaurant will welcome Big Lou’s Butcher Shop as they make a guest appearance to cook up some of their award-winning locally-sourced meats on Dockside’s famous patio. The Big Lou’s Butcher Shop team will be cooking up and serving their grill classics to enjoy on Dockside’s patio from 12-5pm on BC Day. This is the first time that the Big Lou’s Butcher Shop team have offered their BBQ to the public outside of their shop and it will be a one-of-a-kind chance to enjoy Big Lou’s Butcher Shop in one of Vancouver’s most spectacular settings.

Working closely with Dockside Chef Simon McNeil, they’ve created a menu which incorporates Dockside’s signature beers into the recipes. Along with classic beer-braised beef ribs and Old Bridge Dark Lager BBQ Pulled Pork, Big Lou’s will be serving a unique Sloping Hills Pork and Shrimp Sausage made with Dockside’s hibiscus-infused Jamaican Lager and served with a housemade Hibiscus brown mustard. The cost is just $18 per person for a heaping plate of BBQ and sides and, of course, the BBQ goes perfectly with one of Dockside’s fresh in-house brewed signature beers. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Railtown’s Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Prepped And Ready For Father’s Day Feasts

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

The GOODS from Big Lou’s

Vancouver, BC | Unlike Mother’s Day which has the well-established Brunch tradition to fall back on, Father’s Day doesn’t really have a set tradition to guide sons and daughters when planning for the big day. In our experience Dads like things like meat, grilling and luckily for you, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has plenty of great ideas to create your own tasty Father’s Day tradition. Read more

GOODS: Railtown’s “Big Lou’s Butcher Shop” Celebrates Accolade With New Promotions

February 15, 2012 

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

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Vancouver, BC | Big Lou’s Butcher Shop recently celebrated one great year in business in Vancouver’s East Side. Since opening, Big Lou’s has worked hard to build a following for its wide selection of ethically and sustainably raised meats, custom craft butchering and delicious deli sandwiches.

Recently, year two for Big Lou’s got off to a superb start with the arrival of a envelope from WEVancouver (formerly the Westender) which contained the Gold Medal for Best Butcher in the 15th Annual Best of Vancouver Awards. First place!

“We’re incredibly proud to win this award after only one year in business,” said Big Lou’s Butcher Shop partner Allan Bosomworth. “We want to say thanks to everyone who’s stopped by during our first year and especially those who took time to vote for us in the Best of Vancouver Awards.”

To thank customers for the great first year and the votes which propelled Big Lou’s to the Gold Medal, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is launching two weekly customer appreciation days: Strathcona Sundays and Wildcard Weekdays. Details on both after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Railtown’s “Big Lou’s Butcher Shop” Prepping Take Out Feast For The Superbowl

January 20, 2012 

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

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Vancouver, BC | Big Lou’s & Two Chefs Richmond offer two ways to enjoy the Superbowl this year. Join the big party in Richmond or order a ready made party to go. While it’s not listed on any official holiday calendars, Superbowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for many sports fans. It’s no different for us, so this year the team is going all-out with year to offer multiple ways to enjoy the big day with us. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Railtown’s “Big Lou’s” Taking Pre-Orders For Thanksgiving Turkeys And More

September 19, 2011 

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

The GOODS from Big Lou’s

Vancouver, BC | The weather outside might still say summer, but the calendar says that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and with only four weeks until the big day, it’s an ideal time to pre order the centrepiece of your feast. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is accepting pre-orders for two varieties of turkey and our own housemade Turducken and all Thanksgiving orders placed by September 25th will be eligible for a 10 percent discount off the listed prices after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Big Lou’s Butcher Shop” At Powell & Gore Has Joined The Scout Community

We’ve invited our neighbourhood butcher, Big Lou’s, to join our GOODS section as a recommended local joint that is well worth checking out. They’re now a proud member of Scout, and as such we’ll be publishing their tasty news front and center and hosting a page for them on our curated list of independent goodnesses. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of Scout and for making Vancouver a more delicious place to live.

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GOODS: The Butcher Dines With The Chefs At Alexander’s “Two Chefs & A Table”

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | The next Two Chefs and a Table Wine Drinker Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd and will focus on the in-house creations of our partner Big Lou’s Butcher Shop with a menu that features locally sourced meats in every course, even dessert. The partnership between Two Chefs and a Table and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is unique in Vancouver and gives the restaurant an advantage with expertise, selection and freshness of essentially an in-house butcher shop. Full details after the jump Read more

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269 Powell Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: (604-566-9229
Web: www.biglousbutchershop.com
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Proprietors: Allan Bosomworth & Karl Gregg
Operations Manager: Mark Ignacz
Chef De Cuisine: Aaron Chan
Head Butcher: Andy Sedlak
Retail Manager: Karl Gregg

About Big Lou’s Butcher Shop

Located in a bright heritage storefront at the corner of Gore and Powell Streets, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has brought traditional European boucherie-inspired butchery and preparation to Vancouver’s East side culinary community and residents. Big Lou’s combines a retail butcher operation, a New York-style deli sandwich counter, boucherie-based catering services, butchery classes and a unique event and dining space into one place.

In a tribute to old world butcher shops, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop supplies a diverse selection of meats from award-winning local suppliers like Polderside, Pemberton Meadows, Sloping Hills and Two Rivers along with seasonal game and imports. The shop is hands-on, with a focus on head-to-tail butchery and in-house handmade products like sausage, charcuterie, stocks and sauces–all made as much as possible using our own home-grown herbs. The guiding principle throughout is to have all processing done in house under the watchful eye of our team. To serve the full spectrum local residents, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop also stocks a selection of certified meats and poultry alongside the small farm choices to offer the widest range of price points to customers.

Led by chefs Karl Gregg and Allan Bosomworth, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is in the traditional butcher shop style with an in-house cutting area, large display case and expert staff crisply-dressed in traditional oxford shirts and aprons. Along with meats, the product offering also includes an ever-changing menu of house made fresh sausages, charcuterie, pates, stocks, gravies, demi-glaces, and other dressings and ingredients. The focus on rubs, marinades and grilling accompaniments makes Big Lou’s the one stop for expert advice and quality ingredients before any BBQ.

The sandwich counter is dedicated to true deli-style sandwiches built around traditional cooked, cured and smoked meats. All the sandwiches are built around great flavours built into fresh breads and detailed authentic recipes. Reflecting the diversity of the City, sandwich favourites include the Banh Mi and Bulgogi Chicken alongside classics like in-house made Pastrami, Porchetta, Roast Beef and Meatball.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop also offers catering and butchery classes The catering is based on the deli menu and also includes with a range of custom menu options and special requests. Big Lou’s is also available for event including reception style or seated dinners in the great naturally-lit, character shop space. The market-driven menus will emphasize rustic French and Italian tastes and focus on integrating fresh, sustainable Pacific Northwest ingredients into those two great food cultures. Butchery classes span sausage-making and basic butchery to whole carcass work and game butchery.

Butchery is again at the forefront of food culture in Vancouver and Big Lou’s has been a leader in reintroducing traditional, artisanal butchery skills to Vancouver’s vibrant food scene.