So i just acquired some shared office space in the meatpacking district- how appropriate.
One of the big advantages to working in the area is its close proximity to Chelsea market. As if I needed another excuse to eat.
Among its myriad offerings, my absolute favorite has been Dickson’s Farmstand: A butcher shop-slash-sandwich spot. When you walk in the first thing you see is an impressive spread of various meats behind a glass, begging like petshop puppies to be taken home and ,er, eaten.
They offer 2 hot sandwiches that change daily, along with the standard roast beef type cold cuts that you would expect from a place like this. The sandwiches are simple, unpretentious, and are meant to showcase the awesome quality of the meat.
The smoked pork belly is a prime example. it was sweet, smokey, fatty, and delicious. The Jalapenos and pickles root veggies was a perfect counterbalance to the fat fat fattiness of the belly. It was also the right size.
The day before I scarfed down a rad veal neck sandwich that was equally as good, but I didnt even think of taking a picture until i was burping. Sorry about that. Next time, promise.