Chilebrown at home

Thursday, February 26, 2015


A new discovery to add to our Meat Adventure itinerary is the Sonoma County Meat Company. Rian Rinn and Jenine Alexander opened this butcher shop last year in Santa Rosa California. This is a full service meat shop. This is a one stop shop for local farmers to cut and wrap their meat needs. It also is a retail shop for the local public. They offer C.S.A. programs. (Community Supported Agriculture). This gives the public an opportunity to buy a monthly subscription box of 5,10 or 15 pound assortment of meats. It is located on the outskirts of downtown so parking Karma was not needed this stop.

The outside of the building is pretty non-descript except for a sign board announcing our destination. Once inside we walk into a familiar venue. A butcher is slicing and dicing various cuts of meat. There are several meat cases displaying future eating pleasures. The variety of meat is impressive; sausage, bacon, crepinetes, beef (grass fed, grass fed grain finished) pastured raised pork and so much more.

There was sliced bacon but we wanted slab so I asked the butcher/clerk. He called the owner Jenine Alexander who was in the back processing area. She came and brought me back to the working area of the shop. I also got to meet the other owner Rian Rinn. There were several employees’ busy making sausage and performing butcher duties. One thing I noticed was how clean this work area was. It was very impressive. I also had my choice of some very nice slab bacon especially brought out by my request. We returned to the retail area to finish filling up our shopping cart.

We purchased numerous meat items. One standout item was a Delmonico cut of beef. This was grass raised but grain finished beef. It was a treat for our bbq meal. The bacon was smoked to perfection. It had a very meaty flavor. We also had some jalapeno/cheese sausage that was only fair according to Ms. Goofy. She claimed there was not enough cheese and lacking jalapeno flavor. Two out of three is not bad. We plan to return to Sonoma Meat for future meat research.

Sonoma Meat Company
35 Sebastopol Avenue,
 Santa Rosa, CA   95407


Three Dogs BBQ said...

Got love it when you score big at a local joint. I miss Santa Rosa. I can only dream for now...

Chilebrown said...

This is just another reason to visit the Santa Rosa area. We enjoy our trips especially when we stopp at Willie Birds restaurant and have a doulble order of stuffing and a bucket of gravy.

greatwhite hunter said...

Mr. Brown how's your hood surfing going, do you think you'll be ready for the championship in September? I wish you had said something I could make fun of. I with some regret have to agree with your review of Sonoma County Meat Company. I got the same meat candy, with the addition of crepinetes. I do not know how to judge crepinetes. I have never partaken before, I have no reference to compare. I will endeavor to investigate crepinetes more thoroughly. What can I say about Willie Birds restaurant, but pass the bucket of gravy or may I have another bucket and or can I take nap in the storage room. GWH

Big Dude said...

Looks like you have found a great place for meat.

Chilebrown said...

greatwhite hunter, We will have to go to the Fatted Calf so you can try their crepinetes. We are in Lake Havasu right now. I had a thirty two ounce porterhouse last nigth. Good stuff.

Big Dude, This place will probably put into the rotation of our Meat Adventures. We are looking forward to trying more of their products.

Three Dogs BBQ said...

Chilebrown, I forgot you are judging this weekend. I am so jealous. I can't wait on your report and pictures. GWH, I wish I knew Willie Bird and gravy and stuffing. I have only enjoyed their out of this world turkey legs at their roadside stand during a festival in Santa Rosa. Another reason to visit.