Vegetarians beware! A new shop has opened in our neighborhood, a butcher specializing in fresh meat from small family farms, local to their main shop in Kingston, NY. We’ve ordered some of their frozen meat from their online store in the past, and it was such a treat that the opening of their new storefront in Brooklyn drew me in.
Packed tight in a small space in Park Slope, a neighborhood of Brooklyn that embraces small local businesses, there was a small line of locals jockeying for position at the case, scoping out the options. The butchers behind the counter were working hard, asking questions of each customer on what they were looking for, and helping to tenderize steaks that were headed home to cook for dinner that night.
While they weren’t butchering anything at the time, the cutting table was clearly visible in back, though it was hidden from view from the children’s nook. Shelves of jerky, and cases full of frozen meats compliment the fresh selections. While the price point is higher than the grocery store butcher shop, it’s good value to given the quality and taste of the meat.
Dinner was Hamburger, cooked simply, to test the flavors of the meat. The ground beef was marbled with enough fat to keep the meat moist as it cooked. I am looking forward to going back, and trying some steak. Now to find a good organic wine, to compliment the organic meat!