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Red Hog Butcher shop now open; café to follow soon

Fans of Bobby Hancock, co-owner with his wife Kit Garrett of Blue Dog Bakery and Café, have been waiting a long time for Hancock to open his long-promised whole-animal butcher shop, which has finally opened at 2622 Frankfort Ave. Hancock and his partners Jay Denham and Duncan Paynter have started selling dry-aged beef, charcuterie (salamis, sausages of various types) and rotisserie chicken, along with Blue Dog breads and sandwiches.

If you want to aggravate your vegan friends, you can also buy beef tallow to fry your potatoes in. And soon your companion canines will have serious treats available, such as roasted femurs (very large bones) and pigs ears, which dogs find very yummy and chewy.

A café, which will serve dinner only, is scheduled to open in about two weeks, with a menu that will change depending on what is available in the butcher case. Many of the meats will be smoked using Bourbon barrel staves. The Café will have a full bar with a menu of classic cocktails.

The official opening of Red Hog Butcher Shop was last Saturday. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More information call (502) 384-0795 or go to the café’s web page