Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Block & Grinder now open

Block & Grinder is open, with Jed Kampe (former owner of New York Butcher Shoppe on Selwyn) and chef Kent Graham offering both a menu and butcher shop goods at 2935 Providence Road. Among the dinner offerings now (the menu is slated to change seasonally): smoked Berkshire ribs with Cheerwine barbecue sauce and pickled slaw; butter-poached rack of Carolina rabbit with loin and leg roulade; seared magret (that’s the breast of a Moulard duck) with parsnip bread pudding; and more. Large plates run $14-$25; charcuterie and cheeses go for $7 or three for $19 (and range from a Molisana salame to Berkshire prosciutto to chicken liver pate with bourbon and fig compote). There’s also burgers (ground in-house) and “anti burgers” (lentil patty with roasted garlic aioli). This is in the former Panda Express, at the corner of South Sharon Amity; 704-364-2100; www.blockandgrinder.com.