Seamus Mullen has brought his Gotham West Market tapas-bar concept to the meatpacking district and added a twist. To augment the lineup of tasty morsels like pan con tomate, Ibérico-ham croquettes, and lamb meatballs to nibble on at the bar or at a table, there’s an equal emphasis here on prepared foods to go and a full-fledged butcher’s counter. Some things you can take away: housemade charcuterie, a quart of pork stock, and whole rotisserie chicken, plus salads and sandwiches. The place is a partnership between Mullen and Sean Cunningham of the Brass Monkey pub next door, though that doesn’t mean you’ll find a shepherd’s pie on the all-Spanish roster.
El Colmado Butchery, 53 Little W. 12th St., nr. Washington St.; 212-488-0000
*This article appears in the November 17, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.