Best of Boston

2016 Best Butcher

M. F. Dulock

Walk into this shop on a Saturday and you’re likely to run into dining-scene bigwigs like Shepard co-owner René Becker probing for tips on aging steaks or working with off cuts. That’s because owner Michael Dulock and his staff are experts in the art of butchery, specializing in pasture-raised animals reared on farms less than 250 miles away.

201A Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-666-1970,