Andy Fenner is known to people in the food business in Cape Town, and after a few appearances as a blogger (remember jamiewho?), which was when I first met him, a blogger in a portal, afficionado, (a kind of hipsters guide to cooldom in the Mother City), he has now transmogrified himself into a butcher.
Now, he does not actually butch himself, his suppliers do that for him.
Andy’s job seems to be the quality, PR and written word gatekeeper over what FFMM (Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants) sell.
It’s all about happy animals, properly cared for, properly fed and looked after and properly butchered.
Andy himself is the public face of the business.
I must admit that I’ve never eaten Andy’s meat.
And if I were to buy meat from anyone I’d feel pretty confident about buying from Andy.
It’s not from the lack of trying; I love to support new businesses.
But the amount of times I have descended Kloof Street and attempted to turn left into the little lane Andy’s emporium calls home only to find it choc full of cars, or to try and get a spot at McD’s at the end of Kloof on the right, I have absolutely lost count.
One day, Andy was even hanging out, outside the butchery, looking all hipster wearing plaid and drinking coffee, and I called out his name, hoping maybe he’d throw a lamb leg over into my car, or maybe a string of sausages around my car aerial.
But no, he never heard me, and stuck (as I was) in the metal river of traffic that flowed down Kloof, I had to pass on, with a tear in my eye.
Today, all that changed.
Read the following, (received by e.mail):
“Our pigs have become pretty fussy eaters; acorns and shrubs are what they’re after. So they are always foraging. Always moving rocks. Always digging. Always burrowing…their neck muscles have developed. Seriously developed. Like if-Arnie-was-a-pig-he’d-want-this-neck-developed. We’re selling it rolled, which will allow you to stuff it with anything you fancy. Dried apricots, breadcrumbs and sage would be a treat”
I mean, how can I resist? I want it and I want it now.
Andy, if you are reading this, keep me a piece of your neck, I’ll be there to collect.
Rolled pork neck, on special for 130 per kg.
Mon – Fri 07:30 – 17:30
Sat 09:00 – 13:00
021 424 7204
For orders e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org