Dave's Quality Meat

7 E. 3rd St.
New York, NY 10003
212-505-7551

Details

  • Sun 12pm-6pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-7:30pm
  • $$
  • Street Parking
It may look eerily authentic, but the place is not, and never has been, a butcher shop: Despite an interior heavily dependent on metal meat hooks, Dave sells Nikes, not neck bones; hoodies, not hamburger. "I tried to make it as old-fashioned as possibleawe tiled the walls and made the paint look distressed." A refrigerator case bought at a restaurant supply house on the Bowery holds tees folded on cardboard supermarket trays, shrink-wrapped like lamb chops; a rack meant for sides of beef brandishes sweatshirts from the label Interracial that are decorated with what Dave calls "iconic images"aportraits of Jimi Hendrix and Haile Selassie.