Broadyke Meat Market
Why we love it: Bob Tortorello is as modest as his diminutive storefront, but as Inwood’s go-to butcher for 40 years, the man certainly knows from meat. You might not immediately see what you’re looking for in the small case, but ask and he’ll steer you toward hidden gems, or pull choice pieces out of the locker in the rear. Tortorello carries everything from rabbit to bison, and makes his own meatballs and mozzarella, too.
Summer grilling essentials: Steak’s a good bet: Tortorello air-dries his beef (sourced primarily from the Midwest) and ages it a minimum of 21 days. He favors the rib eye ($18/lb) for its extensive marbling and supremely beefy flavor. Those on the hunt for burgers won’t find trays of ready-made patties here; Tortorello grinds everything to order (chuck $5.50/lb, sirloin $6/lb), allowing shoppers to customize their mixture.