First Look at the New Meat Hook Butcher Shop and Grocery

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Fresh produce, American farmstead cheeses, and Martin's potato rolls. Photo: Melissa Hom

For six years, the Meat Hook butcher counter has held sway at the back of the Brooklyn Kitchen cookshop. Now partners Brent Young and Ben Turley have packed up their bacon-cheeseburger sausages and are hauling them over to a butcher-cum-grocery of their own. The larger space has room for all that pastured beef, lamb, and pork, plus a greater variety of prepared foods including roast chicken, smoked BBQ ribs, and grab-and-go sandwiches made nearby at the Meat Hook Sandwich Shop. As far as what this means for your pantry, think “way more classic than Brooklyn-curated,” says Young. Translation: Clear some shelf space for Duke’s Mayonnaise, Szeged Rib Rub, and Ritz Crackers.



The corner space was previously occupied by a juice bar-cum-massage parlor-cum-yoga studio.
Photo: Melissa Hom



Pastured meats from New York State farms.
Photo: Melissa Hom



Chicken is brined and roasted in house.
Photo: Melissa Hom



Pork spareribs smoked on the premises.
Photo: Melissa Hom



Roast pork with tuna mayo.
Photo: Melissa Hom



Roast beef with hash browns and fried onions.
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Italian hero.
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Chicken-Caesar wrap.
Photo: Melissa Hom

397 Graham Ave., at Jackson St., Williamsburg; 718-609-9300

*A version of this article appears in the February 22, 2016 issue of New York Magazine.