Local butcher Ryan Farr and his wife and business partner Cesalee will finally have a brick-and-mortar home this month for 4505 Meats. On December 15, they're opening a shop at 1909 Mission Street (at 15th), right near the decidedly meat-free Rainbow Grocery, and Ryan says, "I will be there daily, cutting and grinding meat to order, and will always be happy to answer your cooking and butchering questions." For several years now, Farr has been a fixture at the Ferry Building farmers' markets and other events and has built his business into a well known hot dog, sausage, burger, and chicharrones brand. "Opening a shop is something we’ve been talking about for four years," he says, "And now, after two babies, over 100 classes, and two books, we are finally doing it." (The first book, Whole Beast Butchery, came out last fall, and the second, 4505 Meats’ Sausage Book, is due out in 2014.) But that's not all. Farr reveals today that they're simultaneously working on "a larger concept in a different location of the Mission" which they hope to open in 2013.
The 4505 Meats shop will carry a variety of cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken, sausages, bones, fat, and stock. Also, there will be other prepared items like pork green chili, deli meats and terrines en croute. Just in time for the holidays, Farr will be featuring some special smoked hams, stuffed pork roasts, truffled geese, and more.
Farr plans to serve ready-to-eat hot sausages and hot dogs, including the infamous ’Zilla Dog (the 4505 bacon-studded hot dog smothered in chicharrones and Namu kimchee), and in a nod to the nearby Kink.com Armory, the Kink Dog, details TBA.
The popular farmers' market stand and its signature burger (one of our top five in town) won't be going away, either. He assures us they will continue to be at the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Markets on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the Mission Community Market on Thursday nights, and the Montclair Farmer’s Market and Divisadero Farmers Market on Sundays as well.
4505 Meats Butcher Shop - 1909 Mission St. (at 15th St.) - 415.255.3094 - Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.