And you thought the rock-star butcher trend was ending. Nope. It’s now expanding into Astoria, thanks to Butcher Bar (37-08 30th Avenue, 718-606-8140), the borough’s first high-end butcher shop. The New York Daily News profiles co-owners George Haramis and Katherina Castro, who opened the meat-centric spot on December 1.
Also functioning as a smokehouse and barbecue joint, Butcher Bar dishes up plates like St. Louis pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, brisket, mac ‘n’ cheese, and homemade apple pie for dessert.
The butcher shop sources its meat from upstate farms and Heritage Foods USA. While not all of the meat is organic, the animals are pasture-raised and antibiotic- and hormone-free. Naturally, inspiration for the store came from places like Williamsburg’s Meat Hook. Can’t let Brooklyn have a monopoly on sexy butchers, now.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 21, 2011