Is it wrong that Belcampo Meat Co. makes our inner carnivore want to go on a grass-fed bender and bathe in beef tallow?
We’d never do that, of course, as we know to enjoy meat in moderation. But if there’s any place that we can (and want to) eat every meat dish on the menu, it’s Belcampo, a butcher-slash-restaurant focused on meat from pastured animals humanely raised on Belcampo’s certified organic farm near Mt. Shasta. This grass-fed meat is richer in linoleic and omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced meats. And damn delicious, too.
Over the past year and a half, Belcampo has created a presence spanning the city. First there was the stall at Downtown’s Grand Central Market. And then came the Santa Monica sit-down restaurant, whose urban hunting lodge setting is a perfect backdrop for rustically elegant plates like apricot-glazed pork ribs ($11) and steak frites (market price) alongside organic vegetable sides ($8 to $11).
Now, the West Third Street location has arrived in Beverly Grove, a kind of “all-you-can-meat” lunch counter and mini market. Like its Downtown counterpart, the quick-service restaurant serves burgers and hot dogs ($5 to $12.50) along with irresistible beef tallow fries ($4) and mugs of hot bone broth ($5).
There’s no onsite butcher, but you can pick up packaged Belcampo meats, grab-‘n-go salads and pre-cooked “Ready Meals” like spaghetti and meatballs, plus meat-centric accoutrements like beef jerky, spice rubs and even grass-fed ghee.
Seriously, don’t trust us in there!