Butcher Bar Brings the Rockstar Butcher Trend to Astoria

And you thought the rock-star butcher trend was ending. Nope. It's now expanding into Astoria, thanks to Butcher Bar (37-08 30th Avenue, 718-606-8140), the borough's first high-end butcher shop. The New York Daily News profiles co-owners George Haramis and Katherina Castro, who opened the meat-centric spot on December 1.

Also functioning as a smokehouse and barbecue joint, Butcher Bar dishes up plates like St. Louis pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, brisket, mac 'n' cheese, and homemade apple pie for dessert.

The butcher shop sources its meat from upstate farms and Heritage Foods USA. While not all of the meat is organic, the animals are pasture-raised and antibiotic- and hormone-free. Naturally, inspiration for the store came from places like Williamsburg's Meat Hook. Can't let Brooklyn have a monopoly on sexy butchers, now.

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Butcher Bar... the borough's first high-end butcher shop

Your post doesn't mention Queens by name, implying that Astoria (mentioned earlier in that sentence) is the borough in question.

More significantly, though, that assertion is wrong. The very first words of that Daily News article are The borough’s first high-end butcher shop to feature local meat (emphasis added). Further on, the article states, "The Butcher Bar is the first butcher to sell sustainable meats but it isn’t the first store in Queens to sell the high-end selections. Queens Natural Meats, a gourmet deli in Fresh Meadows that carries high-end, antibiotic- and hormone-free meat, opened in April."


your post has many errors...... you should not try to be so intelligent.... makes your assertions less viable.