Port Hedland finally gets its own butchers

Daneka HillNorth West Telegraph
Tenderspot Meat Co. Port Hedland co-owner and manager Andrew Bedell and Sarah Bedell
Camera IconTenderspot Meat Co. Port Hedland co-owner and manager Andrew Bedell and Sarah Bedell Credit: North West Telegraph/Daneka Hill

Port Hedland now has its own dedicated butcher shop, and the team at Tenderspot Meat Company are keen to give their customers a unique slice of the action.

TMC co-owner Andrew Bedell said the South Hedland store had been “absolutely flat-out” since opening four weeks ago.

The unmarked Throssel Road shopfront’s signage still has not been installed but that has not stopped residents finding their way inside through word of mouth.

Mr Bedell said its been a six year long effort for TMC to break into the Port Hedland market.

He said plans were already ongoing for a so-far unnamed Port Hedland signature sausage, and the exact recipe was still being workshopped behind the scenes.

“We are going to try and create something that is just going to be for Port Hedland,” he said.

Mr Bedell, the former manager of TMC’s flagship store in Broome, said the chilli flavoured snags known as the “ring of fire” had been a hit since the butcher’s shop’s opening.

“It seems to be a real chilli town,” he said.

As well as beef, chicken, lamb and pork, the store also stocks octopus, pipis, and specialties Pilbara rib eye steaks and Beef Wellington.

Mr Bedell said the shop JUwould keep changing to match JUthe tastes of Port Hedland residents.

The game meats section is set for the largest increase in variety, with emu, crocodile and goat to accompany the current kangaroo in coming weeks.

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