Belcampo is notable as much for its revolutionary business model as it is for its food. Its owners operate a meat company of the same name, which means they control every aspect of the supply chain â€” from the farming of the animals through the slaughtering process, the distribution and the sale to the consumer. Whether youâ€™re buying their cuts from their butcher counter or in one of their restaurants, rest assured these folks really know their meat â€” which is all very nice, though it would matter less if it werenâ€™t for the fact that their product is also delicious. This is a restaurant that serves as a front for indoctrination: The higher-ups at Belcampo are betting on the fact that, once you taste meat of this quality cooked incredibly well, youâ€™ll never go back to the cheap, mass-produced stuff again. Theyâ€™re probably right. â€”Besha Rodell
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