Hosted by Robin Sussingham
Andrew Tambuzzo wants everyone to appreciate the process of where quality food comes from. He’s created a transparent butcher shop to showcase their commitment to whole-animal butchery and culinary education. Food lovers can enjoy the freshly-made cuisine from the meat counter in The Boozy Pig.
In the era of supermarkets, many neighborhoods are missing two important cooking staples: the local butcher shop and a personal relationship with a butcher who knows just what you like.
When we heard from Chef Anne Kearney of Oak+Ola about her relationship with the Tambuzzo family, we knew we had to explore the Tambuzzo Sausage Company and The Boozy Pig.
Restaurants in the area have been relying on the Tambuzzo Sausage Company since 2014 but the Tambuzzo family even longer. Now, locals can get the goods from The Boozy Pig (the retail side of the Tambuzzo Sausage Company).
Here’s what was reinforced for us by visiting this shop:
1) Farms in Florida are raising some very healthy animals and crops.
2) Well-trained butchers respect the whole animal and use every part.
3) Trying new cuts of meat can give us added health benefits, like collagen.
4) Using family recipes and recipes from local chefs are a legacy that the whole community can enjoy.
5) Living like the locals at this hangout is our new life goal!
As an omnivore, it was hard to resist trying everything on the menu. If you have a meat lover at home, this is a must-visit destination before your next Sunday supper or BBQ.
“There’s a lot more creative freedom when you start with the whole thing, it’s a more sustainable way of doing it. You’re honoring the entire animal, instead of just the popular cuts that people are used to seeing in grocery stores or on menus. It’s just a better way of doing it, I believe. It’s definitely an art and it’s just more about education,”
– Andrew Tambuzzo, Butcher & Restaurateur