Photography by Michelle Kilfeather
Dave Budworth's great-grandfather, who trained in Allsace, had a butcher shop in San Francisco at Polk and Green more than a century ago.
In Part 1, Dave the Butcher, as he's known, talks about growing up in Santa Rosa. His mom exposed him to culture, but also dog shows, which formed the backdrop of Dave's first impressions of San Francisco. Dave tells stories of a trip to Australia when he was a young man that contextualized his Western privilege.
He came back to The City and fell into butchery. He describes the old-school mentality of the trade that he learned from, and he ends the podcast reflecting on what that means.
In Part 2, Dave talks about starting to travel to Europe every year and eventually moving to Berlin. While living there, he traveled to Spain and then over to Morocco.
Dave came back to San Francisco and worked at Falletti Foods for a short time, then got a job as manager at Marina Meats in 2007, where he works to this day.
As butchery exploded, Dave started doing demo events at La Trappe in North Beach. Around that time, he got married again.
Dave talks about running his butchery during shelter-in-place and he ends with his love letter to San Francisco.
We recorded this podcast on Zoom during quarantine in San Francisco in May 2020.