My friend William von Schneidau owns the best butcher shop in Pike Place Market, a real rancher’s butcher shop, with the best ranch fed animals honored with care both before and after harvesting. His selection of dry-aged beef, charcuterie, custom cut heirloom pork, and just about everything else awesome that you DON’T AND WON’T FIND in the supermarket; all hidden away in his shop under the corner of the market, down the steps by the north entrance to Pike’s Place at First & Pike.
Bill is a skilled butcher & chef, and just started doing some great “Ranch to Plate” dinners showcasing different select cuts straight off the ranch paired with different wines as well as a tour of his shop. The dinners are held in various spots, all interesting, unique and real… like he and his products. (His stories alone are worth the cost of admission)
Go ahead and Google “Ranch to Plate Vodka Pig Dinner” to see the next one coming up on the 18th, which may be sold out by now (I got my ticket fast) but you’ll get an idea of whats coming down the pike (pun unintended). After talking with he and Joe, his skilled co-chef/butcher assistant, I’m ready to join up and throw down one of his “Ranch to Plate” dinners here at Lowell’s in the next month or two, just because our specialty is the freshest of the market, and we’ve always concentrated on wild fresh seafood. Let’s bring in some free range, fresh, dry aged beef and barley fed ranch raised pork; straight from the source meats as well!
All of this while watching the sunset from our 3rd floor windows at Lowell’s? What a ball! Stay tuned as we develop the logistics and the menu, and I promise you an event/dinner that cannot be experienced anywhere else but with us at Lowell’s with the collaboration of William’s incredibly rich farmstead meats. We’ll be hooking up with “Brown Paper Tickets” to make the tickets available first come first served, so we don’t sell them all to family and friends… we’re all about making new family & friends also!
(Check out the BB Ranch web site here: www.bb-ranch.com)
Mark @ Lowell’s