What is the Meat Hook?
The Meat Hook is a local butchery and kitchen supply store located underneath the BQE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Recently it combined efforts with The Brooklyn Kitchen and now as a united front, they offer up classes from how to butcher a pig, to knife sharpening, to making your own pasta.
The Meat Hook is located at 100 Frost Street. L Train to Lorimer. See Map.
Telephone: (718) 389-2982
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday.
Good to know:
Not only does the Meat Hook offer up free range and organic meats, they also make all of their sausages fresh daily in house.
For Thanksgiving, you can preorder a fresh turkey and pick it up in store.
Other special events include panel discussions and food festivals.
Keep up with The Meat Hook and Brooklyn Kitchen on their blog.History of The Meat Hook and The Brooklyn Kitchen:
Tired of working as a construction project manager, Taylor Erkkinen and her friend Harry Rosenblum started to brainstorm on the idea of opening their own kitchen supply store in 2005. Both amateur cooks, they had been inspired by the fact that it was difficult to find the right supplies and ingredients for more ambitious cooking adventures. Their goal was to open a store with affordable goods that would not only provide the instruments of cooking, but encourage people to learn how to cook as well.
Brent Young and Tom Mylan, both formerly of Marlow & Daughters, another butchery associated with Williamsburg restaurant Marlow & Sons, went off on their own last year to open The Meat Hook. Their goal was to provide Williamsburg with a less expensive, less "highflautin" option on where to buy their fresh meats.