Best of Boston

1979 Best Butcher

Fred Donovan and John Dewar

The John Dewar & Company operation has been in business only since October, but already its commercial clients include Front Street, the Hermitage, and Jason’s. The Dewar company also encourages retail business at its 753 Beacon St., Newton, address. According to Fred Donovan, the vice-president and chief meat cutter of the store, “We’re not trying for the strong sell. We just want to satisfy the customer. We don’t care if they come in for one hot dog or four ounces of hamburger. We treat all our customers the same.”

John Dewar & Company,