Thursday, April 10, 2014

Details on Porcellino's, the Butcher Shop from Andrew Michael/Hog & Hominy Folks

Posted By on Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

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More details have been revealed about Porcellino's, a butcher shop set to open on Brookhaven Circle by Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen/Hog & Hominy owners Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman.

Porcellino's is described as a "community butcher shop and sundry store," with an opening date in August.

Attached to Porcellino's will be the Double Bird, a community wine and cocktail bar.

Aaron Winters will serve as head butcher for Porcellino's. Meats will be sourced from Newman Farm and Double H Farm. Porcellino's will also sell pastas, charcuterie, and cookbooks. Sandwiches and coffee will be served at the shop as well.

The full statement:

Porcellino's, a community butcher shop and sundry store, will open this August on Brookhaven Circle here in Memphis, TN. Ticer and Hudman plan to create a space meant to help connect their customers with their meals in their own homes.

With head butcher Aaron Winters, Porcellino's will offer cuts sourced from whole animal fabrication. Sourcing from regional farms, such as Newman Farm in Myrtle, MO for their pork and lamb, and Double H Farm in Nashville, TN for beef, they hope to grow a wider partnership between the community of eaters and the farmers who provide the food we eat.

Porcellino's will also feature fresh and dried pastas, made daily, and charcuterie, both fresh and cured, as well as cookbooks and other items that will assist the home cook in preparing a meal. During lunch, the butcher shop will serve sandwiches and coffee. Attached to Porcellino's is the Double Bird, a community wine and cocktail bar that will offer cichetti, a small plates style of food.

Meant to serve as a gathering place for the community, Porcellino's and the Double Bird will bring together Ticer and Hudman's philosophy that a great meal includes a sense of community. Porcellino's also serves as the third leg of their Brookhaven Circle plans in East Memphis, with their award winning restaurants Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, as a place where parents will bring their children and create a legacy of eating well.

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