You're right Kimberly, I did come down pretty hard on Dave. Sorry Dave.That is not (usually) how I approach all of my customers that don't agree with some aspect of my store. I am pretty level headed, but "I can't imagine how they will survive if the economy doesn't turn around fast" I took personally and it showed. I think all small retailers are a little jumpy these days, makes us pretty feisty...Thank you for your business, and please say hello next time you are in Marczyk Fine Foods
Best Meat Market - 2009
Marczyk Fine Foods
I am a fan of Marczyk, have always been and will continue to be. The quality of the meat is excellent and you get what you pay for.....
Having said that, I'm not sure if I appreciate the owner's comments! Is this how you approach all of your customers that don't agree with some aspect of your store? Really? Note to self not to disagree with anyone there for fear of being publicly mocked and vilified! People will be more than "happy" for your success once you realize that your patrons deserve the respect of having their own opinion.
Let the fine reputation of your establishment speak for itself.....your off-putting and condescending tone isn't doing much for it at all! Maybe I should start paying Tony's a visit.....
Pluses - it's nice to see a family run business.
Minuses - These people aren't friendly, they are condescending, charge ridiculous prices, and wore Red Sox jerseys during the Rockies only World Series appearance.
What could be more convenient for Downtown office workers heading home than Pete Paul and Barb's awesome little market. It's not whole paycheck, and thank goodness for that. I pick up dinner two or three nights a week there, and yes, you pay for quality, but they put up quality you can taste.
I agree, forget Dave. I buy from Marczyk's every other day. Why? You get to pick your cut, their meat isn't pumped full of crap, and I care about what I eat. If you can't cook a steak better than a steakhouse does it, buy a $10 cast iron skillet and just keep practicing. Value is what were talking about here. You'll pay twice as much at a steakhouse, you don't know where it came from, and it'll be so overseasoned you'll choke on it. If you can't taste the difference, pay closer attention, or just keep going to the Golden Arches or pumping yourself full of whatever the mass-producers give you. You'll die sooner from that crap, or grow boobs (if a man), or a third ear...and then you'll wish you were dead anyway.
Forget Dave. There's areason we take a detour to Marczyk's when we drive from Minnesota to the Front Range. Great meat market, but more. Fresh fruit - the peaches last fall. Coffee, olive oil, customer service. Are you tired of big box stores? Does quality matter? Does the energy this shop brings to the neighborhood make you want to come back/ Oh Denver, forget jay Cutler and your crazy coach. You have Marczyk's
Barbara - I'm sorry you read my comment as "punching you down". Please reread it. I give you all the credit you are due for the very high quality of your products but the last time I was in I spent almost $50 for two Niman Ranch steaks. Yes, they were lovely. A small bag of groceries for dinner for 2 was well over $100. I just think people should know what they're getting into when they darken your door. If you've got the money certainly your place is a far better bet than Whole Paycheck. If you are set to survive in the current economy, I say more power to you.
Hello Dave,Barbara here. Pete and I started Marczyk Fine Foods almost 7 years ago. We have worked hard to make a neighborhood market where people can get excellent ingredients for a great, not a good, dinner. Pete and Paul are especially passionate about the meats we carry, and through thick and thin we have not wavered in bringing the best we can to Denver. So why can't you just be happy for us? For being acknowledged for fighting the good fight in an industry that pushes downer cows to slaughter with a backhoe? For taking a chance on a chicken farmer in Nunn, and wanting to work with him to build a sustainable business? For saying no to CAFO pork? Why Dave, was it so important to punch us down?Ignoring the gross inaccuracies of your steak house pricing vs our pricing comments, do you really think we are not aware of "this economy"? We live and work in Denver, and dumbing down our product is the last thing we want to do after spending 7 years building our reputation as Marczyk FINE Foods. So Dave, don't you fret about us surviving in this economy, although I do appreciate your concern. We're going to keep bringing delicious meat and poultry to our faithful customers, we're going to keep employing a passionate staff, and we will figure out how to make it work in a town we love. Thank you Westword!
Dave, you're a troglodyte.
For the rest of you who want a "high end" steak, get it at Marczyk's. I promise, you won't be dissatisfied and you'll never go to a steakhouse again. And the prices are not that bad: You pay for what you get.
New York City? Really? Give me a break.
Yes, the quality is excellent but you can go to any of the high end steakhouses, where they actually cook the steak for you, and not pay anymore than you pay for a raw steak here. These are New York City prices in Denver. I can't imagine how they will survive if the economy doesn't turn around fast.