Hip Williamsburg butcher The Meat Hook is closing its critically acclaimed sister sandwich shop and Berg’n stand, co-owner Brent Young announced Wednesday. The Meat Hook Sandwich Shop opened in 2014 and quickly attracted attention for its inventive sandwiches. Pete Wells even departed from typical Times restaurant fare and awarded the tiny lunch spot a glowing one star review last year.
But Young says after Meat Hook’s new butcher shop on Graham Ave. opened, it no longer made sense to keep a separate sandwich shop. Instead, a limited sandwich menu will be offered the butcher shop. Currently, the butcher shop only serves one sandwich. "The sandwiches that we’re doing — there was total demand for them, and people love them, and we love them, and it’s great," he says. "But we can do most of that out of the butcher shop." The only equipment that won’t move to the butcher shop is a deep fryer, meaning the popular hot chicken sandwich and waffle fries will not be available for now.
The last day for the sandwich shop and Berg’n stand El Meat Hook is Sunday, July 10. Still, don’t cry for Meat Hook. They’re partying on their weekly Steak Nights until the closing, and they already have plans in the works to do more in the restaurant and food world, Young says. "We get bored pretty easily," he says.