THE LFP WEEKENDER: Your weekend, our guide to it (May 29-30)

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Here’s a sampling of what’s in our latest edition – where we have some butchers and shops to consider as you fire up the barbecue during what we hope will be the final days of lockdown:

Kohn Meat Market. Sixty years in business kind of says it all. This local butcher, at Hamilton and Highbury, has a huge variety of specials. Packages range from $55 to $225 and you can customize to your heart’s content to stock up on exactly the kind of meats your family loves. Or stop in and pick up any of their wonderful products in a smaller quantity. They’ve got it all, plus they offer delivery for just $4.
Western Meats. Head to Hamilton Road or Southdale Road to take advantage of two locations of the Western Meats and Deli Butcher Shoppe. They buy from local farms, they offer all kinds of bulk deals and freezer packages, and they deliver. What more could you want? Oh, maybe a juicy burger, Philly cheesesteak or Montreal smoked meat sandwich to go. Yeah, add this one to the weekend to-do list.
Mt. Brydges Abattoir. Warning: Do not scroll through this Facebook page at work. Your mouth will be watering and you’ll be counting the minutes until the weekend. From racks of ribs to lamb meatballs, they’ve got locally raised meat to suit every need.
The Hungary Butcher. Boasting handmade sausage (this week pork and chicken chorizo and Sicilian fennel are on the list) and all kinds of other delicious goodies, this Old East Village shop is a necessary stop ahead of Sunday night dinner. Visit 892 Dundas St. or see their offerings online.
Chris’ Country Cuts. Check out this longtime London butcher at the Covent Garden Market for any and all locally sourced cuts of meat (pheasant or bison anyone?). Chris and Anne have been at the market since 1999. While you’re there, grab some great market produce to add some vegetarian flair to your feast. Portobello mushroom burgers, roasted local asparagus, or colourful kebabs will complement the goodies you pick up from Chris’ County Cuts.
The latest edition of The Weekender also includes a list of summer day camps for plan-ahead parents and a downtown pizzeria recommendation by our news editor. Don’t miss out –

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