Bloomberg News Names Grass & Bone as one of "The Most Exciting Butcher Shops in America."


Friday, January 5, 2018, Mystic, CT – Bloomberg News Names Grass & Bone as one of "The Most Exciting Butcher Shops in America." Grass & Bone is honored to be named one of the superior butcher shops in the country in an article published today by Bloomberg Pursuits, the lifestyle, food and travel hub of Bloomberg News.

Kate Krader, food editor for Bloomberg News and former restaurant editor for Food & Wine Magazine, says “…at a new high are the number of superior butcher shops that double as restaurants. Across the country, meat-oriented chefs are fronting places that cater to the demand for aged cuts, expertly made sausages, and cured meats. These spots offer pasture-raised, humanely treated beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, as well as less common choices such as goat, venison, and game birds.”

“You’d expect the coastal town of Mystic to be all about fish—and perhaps pizza. Yet last summer, Daniel Meiser and James Wayman transformed a Tim Horton’s doughnut outpost into a cafe with offerings such as the Grandpa Reuben (made with house-made pastrami) and bronzed rotisserie chicken with garlic mayo. The focal point of the space is a refrigerated case filled with cuts of meat dry-aged up to 90 days and sometimes more. “We didn’t want to do a fake butcher program,” Meiser says. “We want people to come here and say, ‘I want a 2-inch-thick aged rib-eye to make for dinner.’”

Grass & Bone is the newest addition to the Oyster Club, Engine Room, Stone Acres Farm family, and the first butcher shop/restaurant in Southeastern Connecticut. In addition to offering a full menu of comfort food, rotisserie chicken and sandwiches, Grass & Bone specializes in whole animal butchery sourced from local farms, and dry aged on site.

Catherine Dzilenski
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Mystic, CT 06355