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Metzger Bar and Butchery hoping to open by spring

If you’ve been up 23rd Street recently, you may have noticed the transformation of the storefront at 23rd and Cedar Streets.

Brad Hemp of Sausage Craft and Brittanny Anderson, currently of FenceWalk Catering and Events and The Roosevelt, aim to have Metzger Bar and Butchery open in the space by spring.

Metzger Bar and Butchery will be a restaurant with a small retail component focusing on Old World wines and fresh meats and seafood. Anderson describes the menu as “rustic, European comfort food”.

A Richmond native and resident of Church Hill, Anderson trained professionally as a chef at the French Culinary Institute in New York City under Master Chefs Jacques Pepin, Andre Soltner and Alain Sailhac. She has worked in some of the best kitchens in New York City, most notably Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Northern Spy Food Company as Sous Chef and Chef de Cuisine.

At the age of nineteen, Hemp got his start manning the cheese board at the Cheese Shop, in Williamsburg. Since then, he has been a wine buyer at five different retail locations, a cheese-buyer at four, managed an artisan bakery and worked at a local butcher’s shop. He launched Sausage Craft with Chris Mattera in 2010.

Metzger Bar and Butchery
801 North 23rd Street


Next Friend 01/24/2014 at 2:51 PM

This is a great in-process example of how restoring large retail storefront windows improves a streetscape. That one change transforms this building from closed-up-bunker to inviting in one swoop.

Elaine Odell 01/24/2014 at 3:13 PM

So much deliciousness in Union Hill! Can hardly wait for the spring grand opening.

ann 01/24/2014 at 3:39 PM

What good news!

Aud 01/24/2014 at 3:57 PM


BAF 01/24/2014 at 7:03 PM

This is fabulous news!!!!

Daniil Kleyman 01/24/2014 at 8:16 PM

I guess I am a little partial, but this will be awesome!

4 brand new apartments going into this building as well so if anyone is looking to move towards late spring, connect with me!

Neighbor 01/24/2014 at 10:20 PM

I was just thinking this week that it would be great if we had a good butcher or seafood shop up here. This is such wonderful news! Can’t wait!

Ladyjrva 01/25/2014 at 9:02 AM

Please god tell me we are actually going to get good cheese around here!??

Elaine Odell 01/25/2014 at 3:22 PM

hey ladyjrva–you can head over to the Union Market right now to buy some great cheese.

Mr. Neal 01/25/2014 at 9:17 PM

Awesome! Options are great.

John M 02/20/2014 at 9:09 AM

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