Photo by myself, at Frost and Leonard Streets, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A typical denim-clad Brooklynite lurks in the background.
Upon entering Brooklyn Kitchen, you are greeted by...a life-sized cow wearing a taxi cap, a New York apple and a necklace of hamburgers. There are images of the Chrysler Building and Statue of Liberty on her side. Ahem.
Mark and I dropped by Brooklyn Kitchen on Saturday afternoon, a one-of-a-kind place that is part grocery, part butcher, part classroom and part bookstore.
Purchase fancy knives downstairs, while your friend waits in line for fresh sausages. Or sign up for a class, ranging from 'pig butchering' to 'How to Make Kickass Pizza at Home'. Upstairs, a roomy teaching kitchen gets its fair use.
I really loved the youthful and friendly grass roots vibe. We walked away with a big container of pre-made chili, some groceries and plans to return.
To check out the Brooklyn Kitchen website, click here.
In line at the Meat Hook, the butchery on the first floor. Everything looked spotless.
The esoteric sausage menu includes 'Thai Thing' and 'Roast Beef Sandwich'. Note the saws in the background. Yipes!
Related posts: Meat Market, Ninth Avenue, Signs of Attitude, on the West Side, and Bikini Clad, on Prince Street.