There really aren't a ton of butcher shops in the 7X7, which means finding a fresh piece of meat can sometimes be a challenge...for anyone not as intuitively sexy and charming and sexy as Mayor Ed Lee. Fixing that problem without the Accidental Mayor's help, Avedano's Meat Wagon, launching today in Hayes Valley.
A collab between a Google software engineer who collects cool old trucks and the folks behind Bernal Heights' 100yr-old butchery, AMW is an honest-to-God meat mobile slinging steaky goodness to Hayes Valley-ans outta a bright red 1967 ambulance that gives new meaning to the term meat wagon (beef not bodies!) thanks to 20 cubic feet of just-installed meat lockers.
Refrigerated raw offerings'll include fresh-not-frozen cuts of chicken, pork, beef, and lamb butchered at Avedano's HQ (including bone-in chops, house-smoked trotter, bacon by the pound, lardo burgers, and 4505 hot dogs), plus daily chalkboard specials like aged beef that's grass-fed
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They'll also stock meat complementing local seasonal produce (turnips, radishes, kale, squash, etc.) in a side-of-the-truck window with a recycled redwood swing-down door, plus house-cured salamis, and awesomely named butchery books like Primal Cuts, The Cook & The Butcher, and Pork & Sons, also the title of a very blunt how-to manual about sex and pregnancy.
And because you were definitely wondering: yes, the ambulance's rotating emergency lights are still working and'll probably be on Fridays when they plan to hook local fish as part of a catch-of-the-day deal, something our super-suave Mayor already seems to have set up with the cougs at Balboa. Dude crushes the ladies and amendments to the health care law!