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Restaurant Review — Cuts with a conscience: The Real Butcher Shop

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 5:00 am

You might think reviewing The Real Butcher Shop as a restaurant is a mistake. The store, which opened earlier this year in the Solana Center, is the pet project of Pollo Real’s Tom Delehanty, whom many Santa Feans will recognize from the Farmers Market. It is, of course, primarily a butcher shop. But the crew has upped the ante by cooking and serving meals — mostly burgers and sandwiches — using products the shop sells.

Those products include organic meats, local lamb and buffalo, Pollo Real’s pasture-raised poultry and eggs, heritage pork, and grass-fed and -finished beef as well as charcuterie. Wild Leaven Bakery bakes the bread, and condiments are made in-house. A few menu items are standard but others vary, which means your choices could range from a pulled-pork or pastrami sandwich to a turkey club, a BLT (made using house-smoked bacon), yak meatloaf, a chicken-salad wrap, or even a turkey-liver mousse smorrebrod, or open sandwich.

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  • Shelley Waxman posted at 8:16 am on Fri, Jun 6, 2014.

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    Prices are very high. The same raw milk that costs $5.00 at the Farmers' Market costs $8.00 here. Friends tried the bread, sold by the pound, and the chicken. Bread was ok but expensive, chicken was dry and disappointing. I was in a few days ago and looked at the pate offered for a taste. The pate had dried out and curled up on the crackers. This does not indicate an attention to detail.

    We waited so long for this butcher shop but I'm returning to the Coop.

     
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