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Lindy & Grundy: Two tough babes with a soft spot for sustainably raised meat

January 20, 2011 |  6:02 am

Erika Nakamura and Amelia Posada barely clear the 5-foot mark, but they have quickly become social media giants. During their road trip from New York to California in August, the duo already were making a push to connect with their new demographic. The cleaver-wielding butchers have tapped into the L.A. culinary scene, networking with fellow female butchers and foodies along the way.

Don't be fooled by their size; the young women nicknamed Lindy & Grundy have a thing for breaking down big animals. In fact, when we set up our photo shoot, I'd talked with Nakamura about shooting the couple preparing a humble meal in their kitchen. When our photographer Genaro Molina arrived on the scene, they busted out half of a grass-fed cow, whipped out their hand saws and got to work.

Nakamura and Posada's sustainability-focused butcher shop, Lindy & Grundy, is set to open at the beginning of February, and the story of the road to the L.A. opening is told here. We've also compiled a list of other locations that carry sustainably raised meats. Please feel free to tip us off to any of your favorite purveyors in the comments.

--Krista Simmons

Follow me on Twitter @kristasimmons

Photo: Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura in their home. Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times