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Remembering Leon Lobel

“Dad was the best butcher and teacher I ever had,” remembers Evan Lobel of his father Leon who passed away 12 years ago. Working together in the small 600-square-foot space was like a perfectly orchestrated dance—each would anticipate the other’s moves, and to this day Evan feels extremely lucky and grateful to have had so […]

Ask the Butcher: What’s your favorite breakfast?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s essential to fuel up first thing in the morning so you have enough energy to make it through a long, busy day. With myriad breakfast selections to choose from, we asked the Lobel family of master butchers to tell us about their favorite breakfasts.

Mirepoix: The Building Block of Flavor

In cultures around the world, cooked dishes have a very common element that links them in a very significant way: a foundation of aromatics—a blend of vegetables that contribute aroma, depth of flavor, nuance, and richness. Probably the most prominent of these in American cuisine is borrowed from the French: mirepoix, a combination of diced […]

Spotlight on 5th-Generation Butcher Mark Lobel

“I always had the passion for the business,” says Stanley Lobel’s youngest son Mark, who started working at Lobel’s in 1986. Despite trying his hand at other jobs, Mark always preferred the family business, and after receiving a degree in Business Administration from Long Island University he began working full time in the store.

4 Things We Can’t Wait to Eat this Super Sunday

When it comes to Super Sunday Game Day parties, there are three types of people: Those who are there for football, those who are there for the ads, and those who are there for the food. And that’s what gets us most excited—Super Sunday food.

Spotlight on 5th-Generation Butcher David Lobel

Stanley Lobel’s oldest son David calls himself the black sheep in the family as he spent almost seven years practicing law before eventually finding his way back to the family business at their Madison Avenue butcher shop.

Spotlight on 5th-Generation Butcher Evan Lobel

It’s no exaggeration to say that Evan Lobel grew up in the business. “After I learned to walk, my father put a knife in my hand and said, ‘Start cutting, son,’” says the fifth-generation butcher, whose father Leon began taking his young son to work at the Madison Avenue shop in the early 1960s. Evan […]

Choosing a Roast for your Holiday Dinner Party

No other time of year can top the festivity of the December holidays. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, or the holiday season in general—nothing compares to the ambiance of this time of year with the lights, the music, and—of course—the opulent parties. At the center of every great party is the delicious […]

Get to Know 4th-Generation Master Butcher Stanley Lobel

“Lobel’s is a one in a billion establishment. We will not disappoint our customers—we provide quality, quality, quality,” says Stanley Lobel, the company’s president who began working alongside his father, Morris, over 60 years ago. The family business’s patriarch shows no sign of slowing down. And if he is not in the Madison Avenue shop […]

Culinary DIY: Gravy

Every fluffy mashed, crunchy roasted, crispy fried, or creamy boiled potato cries out for a bath of concentrated richness of pan juices treated right. Leftover gravy need never go to waste. So versatile, you’ll run out of gravy before you run out of ways to incorporate it into other recipes—from pot pies, hot sandwiches, and […]

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