Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
Urban Butcher, a bohemian inspired gathering place that celebrates the butcher’s art and nose to tail dining, will transform downtown Silver Spring later this year. Urban Butcher is a laid-back and relaxed escape from the ordinary. Every element of the restaurant from the sharing menu to the garage door sized windows that create an open air market feel to the repurposed coffee bar/lounge furniture to the custom-designed glass-enclosed curing cellar to the in-house butchering kitchen creates a true atmosphere of community, inclusion, transparency and comfort unlike any other. The extensive sharable menu of eclectic and honest fare will feature a significant selection of in-house cured and aged cuts of meat, as well as seafood, poultry, pig and game. Customers will also be able to purchase these same cuts from the in-house butcher shop. Urban Butcher is located at 8226 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. It is two blocks south of the Silver Spring Metro stop on the Red Line.
Customers can create exactly the type of experience they want. The entire menu is made of shared items including many selections from the meat cellar including charcuterie, salumi, terrines, pâtés and more. The moderately priced menu will feature popular cuts of meat from heritage breeds chosen for the natural flavors they take from the land upon which they graze as well as many other cuts not often found on restaurant menus. Reflecting the chefs’ passion for whole animal butchery and using flavorful and honest ingredients, many of the proteins on the menu will come from local and sustainable sources.
Urban Butcher is the realization of a lifelong dream for Chef/Owner Raynold Mendizabal, a restaurant industry veteran. “I want to create a place where the community can come and enjoy great tasting, honest food expressing the natural flavors of the ingredients in a care-free and welcoming atmosphere surrounded by their neighbors, friends, and like-minded strangers they just met.”
With a focus on accessibility, Urban Butcher’s highly-researched and value oriented wine list of approximately 100 labels is devoted to respecting terroir and tradition. It focuses on avant-garde small producers from the Old World. Additionally, it will include newer-style wines from around the United States. The cocktail program features classic cocktails as well as an eclectic whiskey and malts selection.
Designed to appeal to the business and residential communities it is surrounded by, Urban Butcher will offer a variety of experiences including a 30 seat coffee bar that turns into a lounge area in the evening, a 20 seat bar, a 50 seat dining room, a 24 seat communal table and an outdoor patio that seats 50.
Splashes of bright, fresh color and texture accent the clean, white interior. Vintage and reclaimed furniture as well as more modern pieces create an eclectic mix of old and new. Garage doors open to the street creating an open air market feel throughout the restaurant that beckons passersby. The jewel piece of the restaurant is the custom-designed glass-enclosed curing cellar located at the back of the restaurant. Reflecting Urban Butcher’s emphasis on accessibility and transparency, a floor-to-ceiling glass walled wine room accessed by a rustic, library-style ladder greets guests upon entering.
Urban Butcher is a bohemian gathering place that celebrates the butcher’s art and brings the fruits of the old craft of husbandry to the urban mix. Offering eclectic and honest fare, the restaurant is also home to a butcher shop and custom-designed curing cellar. Urban Butcher cures and ages cuts from heritage breeds of livestock chosen for the natural flavors they take from the land on which they freely graze. Urban Butcher’s highly researched and value-oriented wine book focuses on avant-garde small producers from the Old World and also includes newer-style wines from around the United States. It includes approximately 100 labels devoted to respecting terroir and tradition. For more on Urban Butcher, go to http://www.urbanbutcher.com or call 301.585.5800. Follow on Facebook and Twitter (@UrbanButcher). Urban Butcher is located at 8226 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, just two blocks south of the Silver Spring Metro stop on the Red Line.