Review: New York Butcher Shoppe

by The Flossip on December 9, 2008

in Lunching,Out and About,Places to Eat,Rants and Raves,Restaurants

I had a lovely lunch with the girls at the New York Butcher Shoppe today. I initially thought that we would just check out the new digs, but upon entering realized we could stay and eat. They have tables set up for dining in, and a lunch menu. As you approach the counter they have paper lunch menus that you can fill out and turn in with your order marked. I chose an Italian sub. While I waited on my sub, I checked out the goods in the store.

The meats at the butcher counter look wonderful. There are many options for cuts of meat, and the prices looked fair. They are more expensive than Food Lion, but superior quality. They are more on par with Harris Teeter, but superior quality. I scanned the fresh fish as well, and this is definitely where I will start buying salmon. I checked out the buffalo meat as well… but I think I will leave that to the more sophisticated connoisseurs. I was also impressed with the cheeses they offer as well as the wines.

I don’t know if you have ever been to the Fresh Market in Columbia, but this is similar in many ways. Those of you that drive to Columbia to buy steaks and bring them home in a cooler will not need to do that anymore. I overheard the proprietor, Brent Tiller, saying that they expect more inventory to come in shortly. I know this will be the place to visit before hosting a party. Chef Jeremy Williams will do a fabulous job with the prepared foods they offer.

After I finished viewing the selections, my sandwich was ready. It really was superb and exactly the way I wanted it. I had some fru-fru gourmet chips as a side and an ice cold soda. What more could I need? (It even met my under 10.00 lunch requirement.)

I am sure I will be back over the Christmas season, but initial reaction is four out of five Palmetto Trees. Check it out, and tell them I sent you! (It won’t get you anything, but it certainly will make you look cooler.)

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 joanne December 11, 2008 at 5:38 am

thanx for the info re nybs-didn’t i read something awhile back about a lady from nyc starting an nyc-style bagel&deli in florence? is my imagination working overtime? hope not.

2 The Flossip December 10, 2008 at 3:38 am

Amy, they do have a lot of cheeses, and non-meat prepared foods. I saw cheese ravioli meals amongst some other items, so you should be able to find something for yourself as well!

3 Amy Lauren December 10, 2008 at 3:02 am

I just read this blog aloud to my boyfriend and his mouth started watering each time I read out a different type of meat :). I know where we’ll be going come payday…

And it’s great that this is coming to Florence, although I am a vegetarian (I do wish it well for my omnivorous friends, though).

4 Dawn December 10, 2008 at 1:42 am

I was there today too! My husband and I just had to stop in and check it out- ended up buying one of the lasagnas for two- I’ll let you know how it turns out- and we bought a bacon/onion dip (yum)- and some andouille sausage… I was quite impressed… we had already eaten lunch, or we would have grabbed lunch there- everyone working there was super friendly!! I love the wine selection & the variety of things you can buy there… I will get some fresh mozz. next time :) yum… Funny thing- my husband was talking to the guy behind the counter- and I heard my husband say- yeah, she heard about it from a blog she reads- he goes, honey, what is that- flossip, or something… the guy behind the counter said, I don’t know who she is.. but I love her.. I think others had already mentioned you today!

5 andrew December 10, 2008 at 1:02 am

interesting – I didn’t know they served lunch. I’ll have to to check it out soon. The Fresh Market was my favorite grocery store in Columbia – I went there way too much.

6 Jennifer December 9, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Thanks for the review. I did not know that you could eat there either–I’m glad that you gave everyone an update on it.

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