Fleishers Craft Butchery, located on Putnam Ave just west of the Cos Cob fire house, opened their doors last night to the Greenwich Community.
Anyone interested in the trend for locally sourced meats, the fine art of butchery, or the great taste of an organic burger paired with a fresh beer, was surely happy to be in the friendly confines of Fleishers last night. We met many neighbors and mingled with new friends while the team of enthusiastic Butchers demonstrated their craft.
For those with an interest, the Fleishers team showed how to break down a whole animal into the select cuts that eventually find their ways onto our plates.
As Ryan Fibiger, CEO of Fleishers, told us "many years ago the major food stores took butchery and put it in the back room, out of view. We want to bring it to the front of the store again."
Indeed, the butchers at Fleishers are proud of their work and eager to explain the different cuts, best uses for each, and even share their favorite recipes. They also proudly display the local farms that provide the meat, how the animals were raised, the farmers, and the journey from farm to table.
We had the sense of the old-time butcher shops of our youth; comforting, a whiff of saw dust in the air, diagrams of cattle on the walls, and a sense that this meat is good for you.
The Burgers, Beers & Butchers event will be held monthly at Fleishers, located at 160 East Putnam Ave, Cos Cob.
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Writing by John McShea.
Photos by Pam Grunow.