This month, we officially celebrate the opening of our newest addition to the Foothills Meats brand: our new Butcher Bar and Kitchen in West Asheville. The Butcher Bar & Kitchen has been a goal of owner Casey McKissick for many years. We envisioned a family-friendly place where neighbors could gather for lunch or dinner, enjoy a great meal and a local drink, and purchase fresh, locally-raised meats to prepare at home.
Steered by award-winning chef Owen Lane, formerly of The Magpie and Vagabond in Virginia, West Asheville Butcher Bar & Kitchen is one of two butcher bars slated to open this fall. The second one will open in Black Mountain. Owen is known for his commitment to seasonal, fresh, farm-to-table ingredients and creative, beautiful presentation. Whether you want classics like Foothills burgers and tallow fries, comfort food such as poutine or a meatball du jour, or something more adventurous to the palate--like our crispy pig head torchon or chicken liver pate--we offer something for everyone, for all ages...and yes, we have some veggie selections.
A Peek at The Menu:
Our full menu is available at the Butcher Bar, but here are a few items at a glance so you get a sense of what Chef Owen and his crew are serving up:
Snacks: Salt & Vinegar Amish Heritage Popcorn, House made "Slim Jims" and Hoop Cheese, Chicken Liver Pate, Market Mixed Greens
Small Plates: Tenderloin Tartare, House Made Bologna and Hoop Cheese Croquettes, Roasted Beets and Apple, Butcher's Tray
Butcher's Cuts: Market Price specialties for Beef, Pork and Roast Half Chicken
Classics: Foothills Burger, The Best Hot Dog Ever, The Cuban Sandwich
What To Know:
A butcher bar and kitchen is unique in that it's not only a restaurant and bar, but it allows you to try out the variety of meats in specially-prepared dishes before taking home some for yourself from a retail butcher case. We offer beef and pork products on our menu and at the butcher counter: our beef comes from a multigenerational farm in Wilkes County called AH&W Family Farm. Our pork comes from Vandele Farms in Lake Lure and Wild Turkey Farms in Rowan County.
When To Visit:
We serve lunch, beers & cocktails at the bar, and our retail butcher shop is open Tuesday-Thursday starting at 12noon-9pm, and dinner starts at 5pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, we're open from noon until 10pm.
Oh, and One Last Note:
Please don't be shy when it comes to browsing the retail butcher counter! Stop in, check out our selections, and if you have any questions, our friendly staff is on hand to help. It's our promise to always serve "honest meat," and provide you with the best products for you and yours. We originated as a farm, honoring the traditional craft of whole animal butchery, and it's at the heart of everything we do.