Georgia Ave & Ripley St, Silver Spring
7.5/10 on my bangin' scale
Despite my enthusiasm for Silver Spring, I'm the first to admit that I was completely surprised to see a packed house at 7pm on a rainy Wednesday night in April. Surrounded by hanging cured meats, happy hour goers chatted (probably after a few $6 lavender margaritas) and diners oohed over pans of roasted chicken. Apparently, people love meat.
To start, my party sampled a selection of meats and cheese, and Urban Butcher impressed us with presentation. No more trying to remember which meat was which--the names of the meats were written onto to butcher board! So simple, much wow. Maybe this is a thing now, but I haven't seen it. We particularly enjoyed the spiciness of the chorizo, but would probably skip the spreadable pork 'Nduja next time.
|Meat and cheese board - five selections.|
|Ox brisket with potato puree ($24)|
|Pork blade steak ($26)|
Urban Butcher recently reopened this winter after an electrical fire on its roof. I'm glad to see that herds of meat fans are coming to Silver Spring to support its reopening.