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Being some 3,000 miles away from New York makes it difficult to try the famous grass-fed and organic meats at Fleisher’s, but this Wednesday from 8-10pm, owners Joshua and Jessica Applestone are coming to Avendano’s to host a special open-to-the-public party.

They have recently published a book, Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat, and will be doing a book-signing along tastings of their meats at the event.Fleisher’s is a high-quality butchery in Kingston, New York with a second location opening soon in Brooklyn. The original Fleisher’s Meats opened in 1901 as a Kosher butcher shop, and the current store is a modern reincarnation selling locally raised meat from sustainable farms. Joshua Applestone is the great-grandson of original owner Wolf Fleisher.

The Applestones’ book is about buying, eating and preparing well-raised meat and is as relevant for those who live in grease-splattered aprons as it is for those just learning to wield a butcher knife. Wednesday’s event at the Udder room at Avendano’s will be a celebration of the book, as well as an opportunity to enjoy meats from Fleisher’s and assorted beverages.

Tickets are free, but you’ll want to register ahead of time.


Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat Party

Wednesday, August 10th, 8-10pm

The Udder Room at Avendano’s

235 Cortland Avenue at Bocana Street, San Francisco



Photo courtesy of Laiko Bahrs