When working with new home buyers, I'm often asked questions about this area, and one of the questions I frequently get is, "Where is the best butcher shop in the OC?" or "What is the best deli in Orange County", or even "What is the best bakery?" I'll answer those other two in a later blog, but for now, let's talk meat!
For me, this is an easy one. I can think of no better butcher shop in all of Southern California than THE BEEF PALACE. It's easy to find, fun to peruse, and you will never have to worry about saying, "Where's the beef?"
Located at 5895 Warner Ave in Huntington Beach, CA, the Beef Palace has a massive selection of beef, pork, and even chicken. But it's the things you wouldn't expect to find that make it even more impressive.
The beef jerky is amazing, the deli pickles are enormous, and the choice of dips and seasoning all have to sampled. I mean it, don't leave there without giving some of these I try!
Even the ground beef has choices (my recommendation is this... just walk in a say "I'd like a pound of burger meat with some 'rub' please"). The "rub" is key, and all you'll need to do is form a patty and slap it on the grill! For cooking on a stove top, I recommend the ground sirloin. It's less fatty than the burger meat, and since there's nowhere for the fat to drain like it will on a grill, you find the beef tender, moist, and delicious. It's perfect for tacos, burritos, or sloppy joe's!
On the way, make sure to grab a couple of potatoes. They're free (don't be greedy, just take a couple), and they're always fresh.
So where's the beef? The Beef Palace Butcher Shop in Surf City, Huntington Beach, CA!