Best of Philly

2015 Butcher Shop

Kensington Quarters

Local meat-lovers know that humanely raised hormone-free meat from local pastures isn’t new in Philly — but until this year, much of it was frozen. The butcher shop/bar/restaurant Kensington Quarters has changed that. Restaurant diners and retail customers alike benefit from head cutter Heather Thomason’s whole-animal skills on everything from cutting Santa Maria-style tri-tip to making luscious pastrami.

1310 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125; 267-314-5086;