Butchery class

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Last Thursday, we popped over to Butcher and the Burger, a tiny burger joint in Lincoln Square for a hog butchery demonstration.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but we had a fun evening. The dozen or so of us crowded around the gleaming metal table in the basement, and sipped at our BYOB wines and beer while we watched owner Al expertly dissect a half hog weighing maybe 70 pounds.

Wielding a small but incredibly sharp knife, Al efficiently sliced through the thick cuts of sirloin, ham, ribs etc. I even got to try my hand at sawing through a slab of chops. Hehe.

Afterwards, we trooped upstairs where the cooks whipped us heaping plates of fresh burgers and fries. Mm.

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