[UPDATE 6 November 2003] Unfortunately the 4th Avenue location has closed. fortunately, the Granville location is still open.
When I want to buy some meat for a party or a special occasion, I go to Jackson's Meats on 4th Avenue. It's awesome and highly recommended.
They have lots of fresh meat and sausage prepared on the premises and the people are always friendly and willing to give cooking tips. And they have been around since 1911.
Jackson's Meats, 2214 West 4th Avenue TEL: 604.733.9165 in Kitsilano and
2717 Granville Street TEL: 604.738.6328 in South Granville