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Butcher Bar, a Smokehouse with Two Queens Locations, Plans its First Manhattan Outpost

A butcher sign now hangs outside the building

146 Orchard Street
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Queens-based butcher shop slash barbecue restaurant Butcher Bar is opening a Manhattan location this year. According to Bowery Boogie, the restaurant is taking over 146 Orchard Street, an LES storefront with a supposed cursed history (recent tenants include Orchard House and APL).

Fans of Butcher Bar can expect menu items from the Astoria and LIC locations including a chopped brisket sandwich, barbecue chicken tacos, fried pickles, and a bone-in ribeye. Smoked meats from the butcher include turkey, pulled pork, brisket, and pork belly.

Bowery Boogie notes that the recent activity at 146 Orchard is due to the city’s recent approval to legalize a restaurant on the ground floor of the space. Still, there hasn’t been a liquor license application for Community Board 3 to consider.

No word yet on when Butcher Bar LES will open, stay tuned for more intel as it becomes available. In the meantime, the curious can try their burnt ends on Saturday at The Tunnel, 608 West 28th St., for the Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival.