Butcher Bar: Black Mountain Coming This Fall

We're so excited to announce our Black Mountain presence will grow this fall when we open a new butcher bar and restaurant at 107 Black Mountain Avenue. Butcher Bar: Black Mountain will open in the former location of Red Radish “To Go” nestled between Tayloes Oyster Bar and Louise’s Kitchen. “We are thrilled to, once again, serve our friends and long-time customers in Black Mountain. We closed the original Butcher Shop to the public in the summer of 2015 and have been looking for a more suitable location since,” says Casey McKissick, Owner and CEO. “Our hearts have always been in Black Mountain and we eat, shop and work here everyday since we started selling produce at the Black Mountain Tailgate Market in 2002. This is our 15th year in the local food business and we decided this is a good time to expand our retail offerings.”

This is our second butcher bar announcement this summer. The first one, Butcher Bar: West, is slated to open in Asheville in September. Both butcher bars will be serviced by the Black Mountain Commissary Kitchen across from Dynamite Coffee, where the Foothills retail butcher shop opened in 2013. This location has served as the production kitchen for all of our food service programs since then. We have been patiently waiting for the right opportunity to once again serve Black Mountain with the casual dine-in and carry-out experience with our legendary focus on local foods and handmade meats.

“Black Mountain has been our home for many years. The town has been so supportive as we grew, and they deserve the best in return.” --Casey McKissick

Butcher Bar: Black Mountain will feature a “browse and buy” butcher counter, offering fresh meat staples such as ground beef, pork chops and steaks as well as rotating items from our house-made deli line: bacon, hot dogs, sliced deli meats and more. The location will serve as a convenient pick-up point for the popular Meat Share CSAprogram and special orders from the Commissary Kitchen.

Butcher Bar: Black Mountain will serve signature menu items such as burgers, house-made hot dogs, and tallow fries, features from their smokehouse, and daily specials. In addition, the culinary team will use seasonal, local produce as well as offer “good eats for the non-meat eaters.” A friendly bar will offer a small, but well curated, draft beer selection as well as bottles and cans from hard to find breweries for enjoying at the bar or to-go. In addition to the beer selection, the bar will offer some simple and inexpensive classic cocktails.

Join us at the Sourwood Festival!

During the Sourwood Festival August 12-13, we will host an open house at our new location at 107 Black Mountain Avenue, where attendees will get a chance to see the forthcoming space under construction, get to know our crew, and dine on the patio with a limited sneak-peek menu of classic hamburgers, hot dogs, tallow fries, and more. The space will be open for locals and visitors to stop by and enjoy the air conditioning and clean restrooms.

More information will be coming soon on the website, too! Stay tuned.