Tucked away on a side street in the heart of Wynwood is an establishment that knows a thing or two about meats: The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill. Father and son duo Igor and Fred Niznik share a love for a proper steak and quality beers and have plentiful knowledge and experience in the industry. The family purchased an old fashioned butcher shop in West Palm Beach called Charlie’s and shortly thereafter, the idea of merging a butcher shop and a beer garden was born. To this very day, Charlie’s still sources the meat that is used and sold at The Butcher Shop, which is 100% USDA Certified Angus Prime Beef and Organic Poultry. It only gets better when you throw in that all of their products have no hormone’s or antibiotics and are all natural.
The Butcher Shop:
Right when you walk into the indoor portion of the restaurant, you encounter a huge glass case where you can get your own cuts of meat to go (including burger patties), as well as sausages like their homemade award winning bratwurst. For the coming holidays, you can even order ready to go holiday packages (call to find out more).
The Celiac crowd need not worry about finding options on The Butcher Shop menu as all of their meats are gluten-free and can all be accompanied with a variety of veggies they have to offer. Burgers are offered with lettuce instead of a bun if you are gluten-intolerant (or you can bring your own bun!). The staff is highly accommodating and very knowledgeable about gluten and what food items of theirs contain it.
For a nice lunch or maybe an early dinner, we recommend starting with a few ciders. At the bar, they have a rotating dedicated cider line as well as a few different options for bottled and canned ciders. Currently they offer Original Sin Pear cider on tap and Rekordelig Passion Fruit cider served in a chilled can.
For our starters, we ordered their new Grilled Veggie Platter: perfectly sliced and grilled sweet potato, zucchini, onions, and Feta cheese crumbles
Next, From The Garden we enjoyed the Roasted Beet Salad which was refreshing and full of flavor: served on a bed of arugula and goat cheese, with lightly seasons chopped beets.
Once you’re ready for the main course, we recommend the 16 oz Bone-in Ribeye. The cut of the meat was just the right thickness, not too lean and not too fatty, served precisely at medium temperature.
Needless to say, The Butcher Shop is worth checking out. They’re going to be opening their West Palm Beach location soon so be on the look out on our social media or on their facebook for more information. If you’re looking for a casual eatery, offering prime beef, sausages, and quality meats as well as a large selection of local and imported beers and ciders, look no further than The Butcher Shop.
The Butcher Shop is located at:
165 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127