DJ’s Butcher Block in Bloomfield

Since we’re talking about meat…..

on the way home from school I stopped at DJ’s Butcher Block (Butcher Shop) on Penn Avenue.

What a selection of-

antibiotic free, local, grass fed, custom cut and ground meat.

There is also Amish Butter and Organic Cheese, one item I bought today was from Mercer County.

Local farms provide fresh eggs and rich milk that separates in a glass  1/2 gallon bottle   (to be returned)

DJ the proprietor is a also a chef,  trained at the Culinary Institute of America (I read in this Pgh CityPaper Article)butcher dj

Butcher Block and CleaverSteak thickness

He knows what he is doing

Bacon Soap

for the vegetarian?    A couple of vegetarians were in front of me buying sausage today.

Someone else was picking up a custom order of braciole.


You can get a Savory Meat Pie to take home and bake.

pound of ground steak

I bought a pound of the grass fed ground beef and made burgers which were delicious, fried up in a cast iron skillet.

During Little Italy Days I had photographed DJ at night.  Thanks for allowing me to tour your butcher shop and photograph you again.

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10 thoughts on “DJ’s Butcher Block in Bloomfield

    • Thanks Francine. I forgot to say he had some local pasta and Italian bread to sell as well.
      Thanks for your visit and comment today, 🙂

  1. No sawdust on the floor? Growing up all the butcher shops I visited had sawdust on the floor.

  2. Especially like the 1st photo!
    Bacon scented soap? I heart bacon. Not sure I’d wanna’ smell like it though.

  3. I bet he does have cheeks! How lucky that this guy decided to open a butcher shop. There aren’t many around these days. I’ve got one around the corner but I fear they’ll be closing in a few years. The owner and helper — or is it 2 owners? — are getting on in years and there’s no apprentice to replace them. It’s a shame.

  4. Vegetarians were buying sausage? Then I hate to break it to them, but they are not vegetarians. (By definition.)

Thanks for your visit. It's always good to hear you stopped by.