Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman created Italian/Southern U.S. fusion heaven when they opened Hog and Hominy, their popular and James Beard award-finalist restaurant in Memphis, Tenn. three years ago. Now the chefs will be opening up a butcher shop and sundry store (like a corner general store) right next door called Porecllino’s this August. The Daily Meal got the exclusive details on this new spot, which will offer a variety of meat cuts locally sourced from regional farms.
Porcellino’s will not just be a butcher shop. The community store will also sell fresh and dried pastas, made daily, as well as a selection of charcuterie. They will also serve sandwiches made with the meat fresh from their butcher shop during lunch hours. Attached to the shop will be a small wine and cocktail store called The Double Bird which will also have small plates.
“Meant to serve as a gathering place for the community, Porcellino's and the Double Bird will bring together Ticer and Hudman's philosophy that a great meal includes a sense of community,” Matt Farmer, a representative from Hog and Hominy told The Daily Meal.
This will be the third location opened by Ticer and Hudman’s Memphis restaurant business, which also includes Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen.
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