Lawrence has a new chop shop. Hank Charcuterie (1900 Massachusetts Street) is holding a soft opening today and will be slinging sausages, chops and pate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Recommended Daily talked to owner Vaughn Good back in April about his plans for the butcher and charcuterie shop. The 30-year-old former sous chef at Pachamama’s intends to make his own bacon (cured, dry hung and smoked), meat plates, terrines and sandwiches in the future. And the Lawrence native will do it all in the former tire repair shop that has been reborn with a pressed tin ceiling and reclaimed wood tables.
Hank Charcuterie is part of a burgeoning food movement in and around the Barker neighborhood. Ben Farmer opened Alchemy Coffee at 1901 Massachusetts in March of 2013. The coffee shop is well known for its cold-pressed coffee, bottling it and making concentrate available in growlers. Although they’ve long sold proper baked goods made in house, they formally added a bakery (with baker Joni Alexander) earlier this month according to The Lawrence Journal-World] And Taylor and Reagan Petrehn are at work nearby on 1900 Barker — a cafe and bakery they are looking to open in October.[Images via Facebook: Hank Charcuterie]