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Big Lou's Red & White Burger

Big Lou’s Red & White Burger

The namesake of Big Lou’s Butcher Shop was the long time butcher at Red & White grocery store in Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast. His home made burgers, grilled and served up in the backyard, were a favourite summer treat for local kids.

After months of working on testing and tweaking all the ingredients, Big Lou’s Red & White Burger is ready to launch and has been added to the Big Lou’s menu just in time for the arrival of sunny Spring weather. It’s a tribute to those simple, tasty backyard burgers, made with beef ground in house, and topped simply with Iceberg Lettuce, melted processed cheese, house made sauce and served on a soft sesame bun.

The Red & White Burger costs $7.50 including a bag of Miss Vickie’s chips and will be available daily to enjoy at lunch or as an impromptu picnic in one of the green spaces in Railtown. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell St. and is open 7 days a week.


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Best_GOLD 2014Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is very pleased to have been awarded the 2014 Best of the City Gold Medal for Best Butcher (Downtown/Gastown/Yaletown). These awards are given on the basis of public voting, so many thanks must go to those who took the time to go online and vote for Big Lou’s.

As a way of celebrating this accolade, Big Lou’s will be offering customer appreciation pricing on some of our favourite items.

Big Lou’s housemade sausages will be on sale for “buy 5, get 1 free”. These sausages are all made fresh using local meats and customers can mix and match varieties like our Chorizo, Maple Thyme, Irish Breakfast, Bratwurst and more to reach the total.

Big Lou’s is  also be offering our premiere Two Rivers Meats Natural Ribeye Steaks for only $19.99/lb. This beef is born and grazed in BC, then dry-aged for at least 28 days for incredible tenderness and flavour. This is a great chance to try dry-aged, grass-fed beef at a great price.

Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is now offering delivery throughout Vancouver to make choosing our locally-sourced artisan butcher goods easier than ever. Delivery is available three times a week and orders can be placed by phone or email. For more information visit us online at www.biglousbutchershop.com.

These feature prices will be in effect until Sunday, March 9th. Big Lou’s is located at 269 Powell St. and we’re open 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.biglousbutchershop.com or call 604-566-9229.

Thanks again to everyone who voted and helped us to win this great award!

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Big Lous 6 copyLocally-sourced meats and specialities delivered right to the door

Vancouver’s award-winning Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is making it easier than ever before to enjoy locally-sourced meats and artisan treats with home or office delivery now available three times a week.

Alongside a wide range of cuts of Heritage Angus Beef, Pemberton Meadows and Cache Creek Beef, delivery customers can order free range chicken, Fraser Valley pork and Bison, all sourced from outstanding producers. Big Lou’s  is also offering a wide range of butcher’s specialties and shop classics in the deliveries like a housemade sausages, fresh sausage rolls and pot pies, porchetta roasts, pulled pork and much more.

All cuts of meat can be customized with any of Big Lou’s signature dry rubs and marinades. Customers simply pick a cut and favourite marinade and the meat will arrive ready to go. Detailed cooking and storage instructions are always available.

Deliveries will be made during business hours Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in reusable coolers to keep the order at optimal temperature for transfer to fridge or freezer. Delivery within Vancouver is free for orders over $75 with a nominal $10 charge applied to smaller orders. Delivery is also available outside Vancouver by request with extra delivery charges calculated by distance.  Customers who decide to pick their order up from Big Lou’s shop in Railtown will get 10% off the price of their order.

Order cut-off times are Friday 5pm for Monday delivery, Monday 5pm for Wednesday delivery and Wednesday 5pm for Friday delivery. Orders can be placed by phone 604-340-3445 or 604-340-4461 or by email to info@biglousbutchershop.com.

Fresh, local, unmedicated meats are a healthy, delicious choice and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is making it easier than ever to cook these at home with a simple delivery program. Visit www.biglousbutchershop.com or email info@biglousbutchershop.com for a full product pricelist.

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super bowl 2014 V2Launching an all-star roster of catering options for tasty party entertaining

Though it’s not listed on any official holiday calendars, Superbowl Sunday is one of the  biggest days of the year for sports fans. Again this year, Big Lou’s Butcher Shop has created a lineup of take-home party favourite to fill the Superbowl weekend with delicious local-sourced and hand-crafted flavours.

Big Lou’s Superbowl lineup includes favourites like heat and eat Superbowl Party Packs, Porchetta and Spicy Italian Meatloaf sandwich platters along with some brand-new items like nacho and fried chicken kits, and a delicious Duck Confit Mac & Cheese. Big Lou’s famous chicken wings will also be available—these local, unmedicated wings are available smoked or hot for perfect party

In addition to this menu, all of Big Lou’s classic party platters and specialities like Turduckens will also be available for Superbowl weekend. Call or visit Big Lou’s Butcher Shop to order your locally-sourced Superbowl weekend goodness.

2014 Big Lou’s Butcher Shop Superbowl Lineup

Superbowl Party Pack for 6 or 12

  • chicken wings – smoked or hot wings 5 wings /person
  • pulled pork mac and cheese – house made bbq pulled pork, homemade macaroni and cheese
  • natural beef burger patties – 1 patty /person
  • all beef wieners – 1 wiener per person
  • Sausage roll bites – 2 per person
  • honey garlic pork riblets 5 per person
  • chili con carne 180ml per person

serves 6 for 95$, serves 12 for 180$

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
big lou’s bbq pulled pork, housemade macaroni and cheese
Large pan (1 kg) $12

Duck Confit Macaroni and Cheese
house made duck confit, wood smoked bacon, handmade sausage
housemade macaroni and cheese
Small Pan $12

Italian Slider Platter
big lou’s spicy italian meatloaf sliders on ciabatta buns with grana padano
20 pieces $36

Free Run Chicken Wings
locally raised non medicated chicken wings, smoked or hot wings

Nacho Kit
a turkey roaster full of tortilla chips with all the fixings: Big Lou’s taco beef,
shredded cheddar and jack cheese, jalapenos, black olives, scallions, sour cream and pico de gallo
serves 6 for $35

Chicken Shack fried chicken kit
1 naturally raised (~5lbs) maple hills chicken, cut (10 pieces) for frying and marinated in buttermilk
our chicken shack seasoned flour for breading

Porchetta Platter
a 5 lb porchetta roasted and ready to serve with baguettes, chimichurri and pickled banana peppers
serves 10 for $79

Also See our menu of meat and cheese platters, contact us for superbowl turducken or ham orders. All items available Jan 31-Feb 2.

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The holiday season is a time of year that’s most dedicated to sharing great food with friends, family and work colleagues. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is working closely with local farms and suppliers to offer an wide range of options for events, parties and the all-important Christmas feast.

Our party platters can be ordered with as little as 24 hours notice and include option charcuterie, smoked seafood, local cheese and meats from Qualicum Beach and slider platters. We’re always able to provide platters of our famous sandwiches for work lunches and parties.

Along with local, unmedicated turkeys for traditional feasts, Big Lou’s is pleased to offer two Turducken options, Fraser Valley bone-in hams, and stuffed turkey breast roasts for smaller gatherings. We also make a wide range of housemade holiday trimmings like turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing or sausage stuffing to help round out your holiday feast.

As an bonus, this year if you place your Christmas order by December 10th with a deposit, we’ll take 10% off bill!

If you have questions regarding your Christmas needs, call (604) 566-9229 or email info@biglousbutchershop.com to consult with someone from the Big Lou’s team. We’re located at 269 Powell St. but have delivery options for order big and small.

Big Lou’s 2013 Holiday Menu

Roast TurkeyRoasts and Pies

  • Turducken Roast – 4lb and 8lb boneless $12.99/lb (Turkey Breast stuffed with Turducken Sausage)
  • Turduckens — 14-20lb $14.75/lb (whole bird wing and leg bones in) Rossdown Farms Turkey and Chicken, Yarrow Meadows Duck, and Fraser Valley Pork Sausage.
  • Stuffed Boneless Turkey Breast Roasts $11.99/lb
  • Bone-in Fraser Valley Hams $6.99/lb
  • Rossdown Turkeys $4.85 /lb (fresh, free run, unmedicated)
  • Fresh Fraser Valley Geese $7.29lb
  • Big Lou’s 9” Tortiere Smoked and shredded pork with bacon, mushroom, and caramelized onion, hand made crust $14 each

Complete Dinner

  • Big Lou’s Whole Turkey Dinner: 15 lb Free Run Rossdown farms turkey (Oven Ready), mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, gravy, housemade cranberry sauce, garlic brussel sprouts, roasted vegetables, and a pumpkin pie from Cadeaux Bakery — $180

Party Platters

  • Provençal Platter: Pâté. Rilletes, Smoked Salmon, Brie, Dijon, Baguette & more 10-12 ppl 85$+gst / 20 ppl 150$+gst
  • Smoked Seafood Platter Salmon, Albacore, Rainbow Trout, Oysters, baguette, Dijon etc 8-10 ppl 85$+gst / 20 ppl 150$+gst
  • Big Italian Platter: Our Italian meatloaf w/Sunday Gravy & Grana Padano on ciabatta slider buns 20-29 Sliders 2$ ea +gst / 30 Sliders 55$ + gst / 60 Sliders 100$ + gst
  • Charcuterie Lover’s Platter: prosciutto, sopresetta, fennel salami, saucisson sec, house pickled green beans, onions, Dijon mustard, and sliced baguette 10-12 ppl $85+gst / 20 ppl $150+gst
  • Qualicum Beach Platter: meats & cheeses from Qualicum Beach: Brie, Tipsy Jill. Slopresetta. salami, accompaniments and mixed crackers 8-10 ppl $85+gst / 20 ppl $150+ gst
  • Custom Slider Platter Mix and Match slider versions of our sandwiches $2.50+gst ea, min 20 sliders

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Big Lous 6This year, why not brighten up your work lunches or holiday parties with Big Lou’s new catering platters? We’ve got a range of options from gourmet to relaxed, that will take the stress out of the planning process.

The platters include everything from a French-style platter with pâté, rillettes, and other decidedly Gallic treats to 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 spicy meatloaf sliders or a platter of slider-sized Big Lou’s classics mixed and matched.

The complete list of platters is below. Call 604-566-9229 or visit in person for further information or to order. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop can be found in Downtown Vancouver at 269 Powell St. or online at www.biglousbutchershop.com.

Provençal Platter

Country pâté (pork and chicken liver w/brandy), Sliced saucisson sec, house smoked sockeye salmon, house made Fraser Valley duck rillettes, Qualicum Brie, dijon mustard, seasonal fruit and baguette

10-12 people 85$+gst 20 people 150$+gst

Smoked Seafood Platter

House smoked sockeye salmon, cold smoked albacore tuna loin, smoked rainbow trout, bacon-wrapped oysters, chive sour cream, Dijon mustard, caper berries, fresh lemon and baguette

8-10 people 85$+gst 20 people 150$+gst

Big Italian Platter

Housemade spicy Italian meatloaf w/Sunday Gravy & Grana Padano parmesan on ciabatta slider buns

20-29 Sliders 2$ ea +gst/ 30 Sliders 55$ + gst/ 60 Sliders 100$ + gst

Charcuterie Lover’s Platter

Shaved prosciutto, sopresetta, Sloping Hills fennel salami, Sloping Hills saucisson sec, house pickled green beans, balsamic cipollini onions, Dijon mustard, and sliced baguette

10-12 people 85$+gst/20 people 150$+gst

Qualicum Beach Platter

A selection of meats and cheeses from Qualicum Beach: Qualicum Brie, Qualicum Tipsy Jill (Jack style cheese with red wine), Slopresetta (Sloping Hills pork sopresetta), Sloping Pure salami, house pickled beans, balsamic onions, dijon mustard, grapes and mixed crackers

8-10 people 85$+gst/20 people 150$+ gst

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Big Lou’s Butcher Shop isn’t just famous for meat, we’re also pretty well-known for our range of deli-style sandwiches. We understand that some of you can’t make it over to Railtown as often as you’d like so we’re proud to now be working with Betty at The Burrard to bring our sandwich magic to the West End.

Betty at The Burrard is a stylish sort of place and off-the-shelf just wouldn’t fit, so we’ve created three new sandwiches exclusively for Betty. The Godfather and the Big Lou’s Roast Beef on Panini and a Mediterranean Vegetable sandwich on Ciabatta.

All the sandwiches are made fresh daily at Big Lou’s and delivered to the Betty where they’re warmed to perfection on their Panini press. Along with our sandwiches, visitors to Betty at the Burrard can enjoy treats from other great local suppliers like Earnest Ice Cream and To Die For along with delicious coffees crafted by their award-winning Barista team.

Betty at The Burrard is located at 102-1100 Burrrard St., off the lobby of the  retrolicious Burrard Hotel and is open 7 days a week from 6am-10pm. You can find them online at www.theburrard.com. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week and also offers a wide range of sandwich, charcuterie and meat catering options.

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