No, 4505 Meats’ Ryan Farr isn’t setting up shop in New York (not yet anyway), but he is hosting two events in the city to support his new book, Whole Beast Butchery. The first event, on December 7, is a whole-lamb "butchery class and cooking lesson" at Astor Center. Tickets for that are $79, and can be purchased here. The second event, on December 8, is an "East Coast/West Coast Sausage Show-Down Party" with the Meat Hook. Tickets for that event are $25, and can be purchased here. Yes, NYC has its own fair share of star butchers, but Farr is the guy who packages and sells bacon-filled hot dogs, so you might want to swing by one of the events and at least say hi while he’s in town.