Butcher shop

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The La Merenda Market has closed

Published Sept. 8, 2019

The La Merenda Market, which opened last January behind the restaurant, has closed. But Chef Peter Sandroni and staff have plans to repurpose the retail space.

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Urban Spelunking: Hausch's long-lived Tosa tavern

Published June 5, 2018

Sometimes all it takes is a passing reference - a little tidbit - to crack open a bigger story. When I mentioned John Hausch's early 20th century tavern in Tosa Village in my Colonel Hart's story, my friend Joe Hausch contacted me to say thanks for mentioning his grandpa's tap. Then, the history emerged.

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Birch + Butcher retail space now open at North End

Published Nov. 11, 2017

The butcher shop portion of Birch + Butcher, the new restaurant and superette located in the North End's Denim Park development opened softly this weekend, serving fresh hot coffee from Chicago's Dark Matter and a selection of fresh meat cuts, cheeses and charcuterie.

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Wood-fired cuisine on docket for new Birch + Butcher

Published July 31, 2017

Miles Borghgraef is the sort of chef whose mind never really comes to rest. And it's one of the many reasons Milwaukee diners have good reason to look forward to his latest project, Birch + Butcher, a restaurant and butcher shop in the new North End development