Sanagan’s Meat Locker

The Way We Eat Now: Toronto’s love affair with a new generation of innovat... The Way We Eat Now: Toronto’s love affair with a new generation of innovative butchers

By Corey Mintz | Photography by Dave Gillsepie Like a good dealer, Peter Sanagan knows how to move product. Three years ago, he got me hooked on beef cheeks, once a hard-to-sell offcut destined for sausage mix. He promised the suppleness of a brisket and the marbling of a striploin. All I had to do… Read more »

Trinity Bellwoods welcomes The Lucky Penny, a new café-general store hybrid wit... Trinity Bellwoods welcomes The Lucky Penny, a new café-general store hybrid with a 25-seat patio

Debbie Rix’s original intention wasn’t to open The Lucky Penny in the midst of a polar vortex. The first-time entrepreneur was beset by a number of physical and bureaucratic delays, but we doubt the neighbourhood will complain: the Shaw Street space was vacant for nearly 20 years before Rix turned it around. The new café and… Read more »

Reason to Love Toronto: because there’s a new crop of old-fashioned food shops... Reason to Love Toronto: because there’s a new crop of old-fashioned food shops in Kensington

By Rachel Heinrichs | Photographs by Emma McIntyre A decade after “locavore” and “foodie” entered the lexicon, Toronto has reached a fever pitch of $10 jams infused with Prince Edward County lavender, blood orange ales brewed on Ossington and heritage capons slow-smoked over Muskoka cherry wood. “Small,” “slow” and “by hand” are now the ultimate… Read more »

Where to find the best heritage breed turkeys in Toronto Where to find the best heritage breed turkeys in Toronto

By Signe Langford | Photography by John Cullen and Sean J. Sprague | Illustrations by Joe McKendry We’re a city obsessed with eating local, and when it comes to planning the biggest dinner of the year, we’re even more devoted. The ubiquitous Butterball, with its yellow and blue shrink wrap, used to provide a comforting… Read more »

Weekly Lunch Pick: the sandwich and salad special at the new Sanagan’s Meat Lo... Weekly Lunch Pick: the sandwich and salad special at the new Sanagan’s Meat Locker

When Peter Sanagan announced he’d be moving his cult Kensington butcher shop down the street, he promised the new, bigger space would allow him to create “the amazingest new sandwich counter in the city.” Amazingness may be in eye of the beholder, but Sanagan’s tight sandwich list (all $7) thankfully veers away from boring cold… Read more »

Introducing: Dr. Augusta’s Samitorium, Kensington’s newest gourmet sandwich ... Introducing: Dr. Augusta’s Samitorium, Kensington’s newest gourmet sandwich and soda shop

The nostalgia diner trend has been chugging away for a few years now, on menus and in restaurant designs. The latest edition: Dr. Augusta’s Samitorium, a new sandwich and soda shop located at the edge of Kensington Market and named after the area’s north-south artery. Owned and operated by Chris Bobbitt and Vlad Vujovic, it’s a… Read more »

Introducing: the big new location of Sanagan’s Meat Locker, down the street fr... Introducing: the big new location of Sanagan’s Meat Locker, down the street from the old one

When Kensington Market’s European Quality Meats and Sausages decided to leave the space it had occupied for five decades, many were worried that the beloved boho quarter was going the way of Yorkville. Independent Market entrepreneurs aimed to keep the building in the family, so to speak; European Meats owner Larry Leider sold the space… Read more »

Hooked set to take over Sanagan’s old Kensington Market space later this summe... Hooked set to take over Sanagan’s old Kensington Market space later this summer

Since it opened shop in Leslieville last year, home cooks and chefs alike have lauded Hooked for its resolutely sustainable approach to fish sourcing (a rarity in this non-coastal city) and its friendly and utterly unpretentious service. Now, seafood lovers unwilling to venture quite so far east are in luck: according to Toronto Life writer Denise Balkissoon,… Read more »

Sanagan’s Meat Locker to move down the street to European Quality Meats’ old... Sanagan’s Meat Locker to move down the street to European Quality Meats’ old space

In a long and lyrical blog post, Kensington Market’s favourite hipster butcher Peter Sanagan announced that he’s moving his burgeoning shop a few doors down to 206 176 Baldwin, the location that housed European Quality Meats and Sausages for over five decades until it closed in April. The new space is more than 10 times bigger… Read more »

Where Kensington’s hipster butcher king Peter Sanagan goes for a good meal and... Where Kensington’s hipster butcher king Peter Sanagan goes for a good meal and a stiff G&T

Haute Dogs: seven of the best sausages in the city Haute Dogs: seven of the best sausages in the city

Innovative butchers are digging up old family recipes and mixing exotic meats with offbeat flavourings. Here, the city’s best sausages

DIY Barbecue Guide: Peter Sanagan’s favourite cuts of beef for the barbecue DIY Barbecue Guide: Peter Sanagan’s favourite cuts of beef for the barbecue

Peter Sanagan, the young chef-turned-butcher and owner of Sanagan’s Meat Locker in Kensington Market, shares his favourite cuts for the ’cue Click on a cut to see where it comes from and learn why Sanagan loves it, or start the slideshow » Bone-in Rib Steak Tenderloin Strip Loin Top Sirloin Flank Steak Flatiron Beef Heart… Read more »

Neighbourhood butchers gain popularity, sex appeal Neighbourhood butchers gain popularity, sex appeal

Time to toss out the cliché image of the neighbourhood butcher as a balding, blood-soaked hulk. The National Post is reporting a “renewed interest in butchery,” thanks in part to such publications as GQ and the New York Times fetishizing the men who wield the cleavers. Calling the butcher “the new rock star of the… Read more »

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