It was a balmy 22*F today. The pigs were thrilled! They were running about, thrilled to be out of the stuffy (but toasty) huts. Twenty-two is still cold, but it passes the 15*F mark so it was noticeably warmer. I even found myself wanting to lose a layer or two as I worked up a sweat walking through the pastures!
Shortly after I arrived at Wyebrook, I met Bryan, a consultant butcher who was helping Lexi. I liked him immidately, mostly because he lived in Park Slope, just around the corner from where I lived. And because he’s an awesome human being.
Bryan is in the process of opening his own butcher shop/restaurant in Fishtown (Philly for all you non-locals), Kensington Quarters. It’s not quite ready yet thanks so some construction delays, but the guys already had a standing order for 200 chickens a week starting in January 2014. What do you do with 200 chickens and no butcher shop/restaurant?
Host a pop-up fried chicken dinner, of course! Duh.
Tomorrow night is the inaugural fried chicken pop-up. All of us from Wyebrook are heading in to the city to support Bryan (and to enjoy what will surely be delicious fried chicken).
Not only will this be a tasty meal, it is an ethical one, too. Bryan does things right. These free-ranging, pastured birds will be fried in 100% grass-fed tallow (beef fat). Your taste buds and your conscience will be pleased.
If you live in the area, actually if you live within a two hour drive, come enjoy some fried chicken! I have no doubt it will be worth the trip. Tomorrow night. 6:00 – 11:00 p.m. at Cafe Lift.