Salt & Time to open Austin’s First Local & Sustainable Butcher Shop on E 7th St.
Last month during her SXSW panel on the Brooklyn Food Scene, Jessica Applestone of Fleischer’s created a mini firestorm by saying that Austin didn’t have a sustainable Butcher Shop. While Austinites rushed to Twitter to defend the virtue of our fair city’s Butchers, the reality is that she was right. Austin’s local & sustainable Butchers have been a roving band of meatcutters setting up shop at farmer’s markets and without a permanent home to call their own. Luckily for us all, that is about to change.
After two years at the HOPE and Barton Creek Farmer’s Markets, we are proud to announce that the Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria will be opening this summer at 1912 E 7th St. Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria will offer a wide selection including fresh cuts of meat, butchered on site and sourced from local and sustainable farms; an expanded selection of fresh sausage, smoked meats, salumi and pickles; and a full lunch menu including sandwiches, soups and salads, all made from the best local ingredients.
Salt & Time was started in 2009 by Ben Runkle who learned his craft at Northern California establishments Marin Sun Farms, the Fatted Calf and Avedano’s Holly Park Market. In 2010, Bryan Butler, formerly of Wheatsville Coop, joined the company bringing 15 plus years of experience with him. Salt & Time has received both local and national recognition, highlighted by Bon Appétit Magazine calling Salt & Time’s Coffee Lomo “one of the crowning achievements of America’s recent charcuterie boom” (“America’s Best Charcturie”, Bon Appétit, October 2011) Salt & Time has participated in COCHON 555 in New Orleans and the Eat Real Festival in Oakland, in addition to many local culinary events. Salt & Time will be part of the Grand Tasting Pavilion at this year’s inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival.
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