Wednesday, November 9, 2011

☞ INTRODUCING: Harlem Shambles Opens


The Harlem Shambles announced its future arrival back in July and it turns out that the bespoke butcher shop has now opened on the FDB corridor.  Walking by the storefront at 2131 Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 115th Street yesterday, we noticed that a small chalkboard sign greeted pedestrians out front but not much fanfare was on hand to announce the boutique meat shops arrival.  This is officially a soft opening but many of the specialties are currently available inside. Check out the interior photos after the jump.





One of the selling points for the South Harlem butcher shop is that all of the meats are from small regional farms which means everything is grass fed and top quality.  All the read meats were on display including cuts of beef, pork and lamb but one counter was noticeably empty. We were told that poultry would be arriving soon along with prepared cold offerings such as marinated meats and savory pies.  Uniform wise, the look of the butchers on hand have quite a distinct feel to them since the aesthetic consists of white collared shirts, aprons and black pork pie hats for a bit of a retro feel which goes along with the aged floors and subway tiles in the back of the shop.  A grand opening will be happening soon but everyone should drop buy and support this distinct new business in the meantime.

Read more about the Harlem Shambles in our past post: LINK

14 comments:

  1. I will be there on the weekend to check out the meats!! Welcome Shambles!!!

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  2. Really like the clean, minimalist interior. Will be stopping in tonight for my lamb chops!

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  3. I am really looking forward to shopping there! Great addition to the neigborhood!

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  4. Pork hocks, pork belly...hmmm, guess it's not halal. Glad to see cuts of swine available in Harlem.

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  5. I wonder if they do bacon. Always wondered why I can never find English/Irish/Danish style bacon over here!

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  6. They did mention that deli style cuts will be set up later on so maybe bacon will be part of that mix.

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  7. Chris--tried Myers of Keswick?

    Any decent butcher should be able to do you real, not streaky bacon.

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  8. I'll gladly walk 20 blocks for local, grass fed meat.

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  9. Cheers Sanou's Mum! I'll give them a pop. All I seem to find is the skinny stuff.

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  10. Sanou’s Vegetarian MumNovember 9, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Bacon—the gateway meat. Saw that on a t shirt. It’s true.

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  11. Stopped in tonight on the way for a bit of steak. Friendly, knowledgeable staff and a nice clean environment. Fantastic. Really hope these guys do well. Oh, and the steak was delicious!

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  12. Do they carry any organic meat?

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  13. Just saw this--Interesting!

    http://www.zagat.com/buzz/harlem-shambles-a-boutique-butcher-brings-the-artisanal-movement-uptown

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  14. Bought chicken from them tonight for a homemade soup -- without a doubt the meatiest, yet leanest chicken I've ever bought. Top quality, for what my wife called the best chicken soup we've ever made.
    The shop has kind of a Williamsburg feel aesthetically, but these guys clearly know their meats and obviously have great relationships with local farmers.
    They mentioned that their beef is of the highest order, and since they seem very trustworthy I believe them, but it's hard to imagine cuts of meat better than the poultry I got tonight.

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