Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Preview of Urban Butcher

Spanish chorrizo, bourbon punch, steak tartar, lamb empanada, spicy pepperoni, pig ears - those are just a few things I got to sample at Urban Butcher's preview. The decor and design was minimal with great use of space. My favorite part of the design was the garage doors that will open up during the summer, with stools to sit outside part of the bar looking in (think Pearl Dive Oyster Bar set up with the stools outside facing in).

Although I sampled the Lavender Margarita and the Rosemary Gin and Tonic as well, the Bourbon Punch was my favorite. Tasty but not overbearing and not too sweet, it hit the spot and went well with the spicy pepperoni. For more info on what we can expect, check out my previous blog post.

It was nice to get to know some of our neighbors and meet the restaurant staff and the owner/chef Raynold Mendizabal as well. Here are some pics:

Entrance at 8226 Georgia

Great decor. Beautiful space. They didn't miss a detail.

Sample Menu (subject to change)

Notice on the menu above that you can request a steak from the butcher counter an additional 50% of the price and they will cook it for you on site.

Beer list pictured above. This includes 10 beers that will be on tap in addition to sparkling wine on tap.

 Dessert list. Note the bacon-maple gelato. 

 Bar area. Come to me Bourbon Punch.

Curing Room with a bottle of champagne on the floor

Cheese counter to include sheep's milk, raw cow milk, cow milk. Blue paradise was one of my favorites.

Sous-vide cooking goodness

Cut that pig!

At this very moment, my eyes fixed on the pig and I knew there was one request I had to make to the Cuban chef Raynold: Pig ear please!

And just like that, the pig ear was mine. So crunchy and tasty.

Beautiful display. Check out those pork chops.

Lounge area up front facing Georgia

Hours: 5:00 p.m. – midnight (Monday thru Thursday), 5:00 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Friday & Saturday). 5 p.m. to TBD (Sunday). Dinner 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Sunday thru Thursday), 6 p.m. - midnight (Friday & Saturday), Happy Hour Open until close (seven days a week).
8226 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, just two blocks south of the Silver Spring Metro stop on the Red Line.

For more on Urban Butcher, go to www.urbanbutcher.com or call 301.585.5800. Follow on Facebook and Twitter (@UrbanButcher).


  1. Alicia, Great meeting you at the party! I have posted an article and you are in it - on www.Catillation.com

  2. Nice to see a place like this in SS. I'm a fan of the Butcher Block in Alexandria. :)