The Boneyard Butcher and Seafood Shops is very proud of our beef selection. We chose to carry the Certified Angus Beef Brand for our customers. Angus is everywhere these days. Over the last couple of decades it’s even become a bit of a buzzword. It's true. Angus beef is good. But the Certified Angus Beef ® brand? It’s on an entirely different level. It defines the standard by which all beef is measured. No shortcuts and with a virtual obsession with flavor and juiciness.
How did those standards come into being? Glad you asked. It’s an interesting story we never get tired of telling. It’s the tale of a group of farmers who, in the 1970s, got together and said collectively, “We can do better. We can produce beef that’s extremely tender, juicier and always packed with flavor.”
They then proceeded to set the standards that have become the true mark of quality of an Angus brand. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand. From our family ranches to your family table.
All beef is inspected for wholesomeness by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)*, and is graded for quality and consistency. You’ve heard of Prime, Choice and Select grades – and Prime tops the grading scale. Marbling plays a big role in quality grades.
Marbling – the little white flecks in beef – is key to flavor. The higher the amount of marbling, the higher the quality of beef. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is incredibly flavorful, tender and juicy because of the high amounts of marbling in every cut.
- How is beef graded?
Independent USDA graders inspect cattle and label them according to the grading scale: Prime, Choice, Select and several low-quality grades.
- How is beef selected for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand?
The same independent USDA graders inspect black-hided cattle (typical of the Angus breed) and give it a grade. All beef considered for the brand must be the best Choice, or Prime, beef – truly the top of the scale. This top-quality Angus beef is then evaluated again, using the brand's set of 10 science-based specifications for marbling, size and uniformity. If it's good enough to make the cut, then it earns the distinct Certified Angus Beef ® brand label.
- What makes Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime the ultimate beef?
Quality, plain and simple. Only truly elite beef surpasses the USDA's stringent Prime standards, and meets all 10 of the brand's quality specifications. Less than 1.5% of beef achieves the high standards of Certified Angus Beef ® brand Prime. Marbling is key to its incredible flavor and tenderness.
Proper aging and diet are essential in sourcing beef. The results are unsurpassed cuts of beef that provide exceptional flavor, juiciness, and tenderness every time. Taste the difference in all kinds of cuts that are available every day at The Boneyard!
Heirloom Pork is what you will find at The Boneyard. Bright reddish pink in color and full of marbling, it offers an all natural mouthwatering rich flavor. Steroid and antibiotic free, it's like old fashioned pork used to be!
Bell and Evans Poultry - fresh, natural, and air chilled - right here at The Boneyard! Bell and Evans began in 1890's and have been providing the highest quality poultry available. Today, Bell and Evans is a leading producer of chickens raised without antibiotics, hormones, artificial flavorings, or preservatives. These "free range" chickens are fed on an all vegetable diet with no animal by-products. 100% air-chilled and no retained water.
Lamb and Veal - Special occasions call for special cuts of the finest lamb and veal. The Boneyard can provide you with rack of lamb, lamb chops, veal chops, veal cutlets, and other specialty cuts by request. Special orders can be accommodated with 72 hours.
Exotics - Feeling a bit adventurous? We have the thing for you! How about Alligator? Or Bison? Or even Duck? If you are tired of the same routine of beef and pork, try something new. If you don't happen to see a specific item, we are here to accommodate your special requests.
Seafood - It's easy to find the freshest seafood at The Boneyard! Our supplier provides service directly from the dock to us. We offer a large selection of the best the Atlantic has to offer. From Atlantic Salmon to Tuna - oysters, clams, and mussels - U10 scallops and shrimp! Even live lobsters! See our oyster selection as listed, and remember special orders are always welcomed!