Chop Shop, the Edgewood butchery and market from Avondale Estates butcher Rusty Bowers of Pine Street Market and Wes and Charlotte Swancy of hog farm Riverview Farms, just opened the patio for lunch.
The 1500-square-foot central patio comes equipped with picnic tables. Lunch seekers order from a selection of sandwiches and paninis like ham and pimento cheese or Cubans or meats such as a smoked pork chop from one of three Big Green Eggs offered on the menu for dine-in or to-go.
Chop Shop plans to hold cooking demos, dinners, and talks from local chefs and food producers on the patio, too.
Bowers and the Swancys will also open a beer and wine shop called the Pour House next door, with wines selected by Miles Macquarrie (Kimball House, Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits). Beer and wine can eventually be consumed on the covered patio.
“Chop Shop is more than a store. It is a way for us – farmers and a butcher – to reconnect people in our community with local, handcrafted food,” Bowers says. “With the addition of the patio, our guests can enjoy a nice casual lunch, in addition to shopping for humanely and sustainably raised meats or specialty provisions all in one place.”
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1366 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta. chopshopatl.com.