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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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Irish Breakfast SausageBig Lou’s Butcher Shop is set for St. Patrick’s Day with some housemade Irish specialties ready to be cooked up this weekend.

Fresh off receiving another Georgia Straight Golden Plates Award as one of the Best Butchers in Vancouver, we’ve finished preparing batches of our Irish Breakfast and Guinness & Steak Sausages. We’re also stocked up with have some of Two Rivers Meats’ Natural Corned Beef and local beef that’s perfect for your stews.

Our “SuperBen” Irish Breakfast Sausage was inspired by our Irish Butcher Ben who craved the taste of the legendary Superquinn Sausages, considered an Irish national treasure. When he complained that he couldn’t find anything like a Superquinn in Canada, we took it upon ourselves to recreate that banger, and went through a number of different recipes before we got one that passed the Ben test. They’re great in a St. Paddy’s day brunch.

The Steak & Guinness Sausages make for a Bangers and Mash that any house would be proud to serve. We grind three kinds of steak with caramelized onions, spices, Guinness and a very small amount of breadcrumbs to absorb the beer and bind the mix. Who can resist steak and beer in sausage form?

Finally, our friends at Two Rivers Meats have made some naturally-raised Corned Beef which we’ve brought in for anyone who’s planning to celebrate with Corned Beef & Cabbage or a Corned Beef Hash.

Quantities of all these are limited, so come down soon to make sure your St. Paddy’s is one that your tastebuds will remember. Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is open 7 days a week at 269 Powell St. in Railtown. Call 604-566-9229 or visit www.biglousbutchershop.com for more information.


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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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Interactive dinner to focus on locally-sourced seasonal ingredients and secondary cuts

Big Lous 1On Valentine’s weekend, Karl Gregg of Big Lou’s Butcher Shop will host a special dinner event which will be part speakeasy and part private  party. In a secret 16-seat Gastown location which is being specially transformed for this event, Karl will prepare a four-course dinner highlighting secondary cuts and local seasonal ingredients. While he works from an open kitchen, guests will be encouraged to interact as much as they please with questions about ingredients, recipes, and techniques.

Diners will learn be given the address and directions on the day of the event and seatings will be offered beginning from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Tickets for this dinner are $65 and can be purchased by emailing karl@biglousbutchershop.com or calling Big Lou’s Butcher Shop at 604-566-9229.

Big Lou’s Secret Dinner Menu

Amuse Bouche
Fresh BC Oyster with a mignonette ice

First Course
Big Lou’s Head Cheese
Local pork, parsley, chilies, citrus and made in house at Big Lou’s

Second Course
Buffalo Duo
Handmade Ravioli with braised buffalo in a fresh broth
Buffalo bocconcini cheese with vine ripened tomato, handmade pesto, and salted pine nuts

BC Beef Flank , handmade BC Potato Gnocchi, Wild mushroom Ragout

Fresh Cannoli with seasonal Okanagan fruits, ricotta,

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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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gringoIt’s no secret that Two Chefs are big fans of Mexican Cuisine, whether authentic regional dishes like the ones we created for our famous Mexican multi-course dinners, or comforting LA Street Food classics. So, it’s exciting news that Two Chefs will be providing the delicious fare served up at Gastown’s newest joint opening soon in Blood Alley.

Taking over the old Judas Goat space, Gringo will be serving an all new menu of  Mexi-Cali dishes created by Karl Gregg and the Two Chefs team.  Opening is tentatively scheduled for early October, and many of the signature items like the Taco Beef,  Adobo-marinated Chicken and more will be available for home preparation at Big Lou’s Butcher Shop.

While Two Chefs is excited to develop and help execute this signature menu, they’re just as excited that there to have a new place in the ‘hood to grab a cold beer or two and enjoy some tasty tacos year-round.

Keep track of the progress toward opening day on their Facebook or Twitter homes.

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