Food & Drink

Take It or Cleave It at The Butcher & Larder

Beef, Pork, Lamb, and More

the butcher & larder chicago!

Much to Jonathan Safran Foer’s chagrin, you eat animals.

To be the best, most thoughtful meat eater you can be, head to Noble Square’s The Butcher & Larder, which opened Sunday. Helmed by former Mado chef Rob Levitt, the shop’s mission — to be your friendly neighborhood butcher — is well under way.

Levitt doesn’t take his job lightly. He buys only whole animals from local, sustainably run farms (Dietzler beef, Slagel pork, Gunthorp chicken, Pinn-Oak lamb), ensuring nothing goes to waste.

Levitt slices behind the counter, filling the deli case with animal bits: pig’s trotters, beef tongue, skirt steak, chicken liver pâté, bacon, and an assortment of sausages. Specials will include goat, rabbit, and duck, along with sandwiches like Sloppy Joes and porchetta with fennel pickles and arugula.

For sweets, revel in baker Allie Levitt’s famous migas bark, shortbread, or scones. Going meatless? What a novel idea.

The Butcher & Larder, 1026 North Milwaukee Avenue, at Noble Street (773-687-8280 or thebutcherandlarder.com).

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1026 N Milwaukee Ave
@ Noble St
Chicago, IL 60642