New Burgers, Beers and Butchery Classes From Barbara Lynch in the South End
Lobster rolls and burgers are sort of the surf n' turf of summer dining. So it seems Barbara Lynch has the situation on lock in the South End. When you're craving one of the best lobster rolls in the city - which is also one of the 30 must-eat picks on our summer bucket list - you can head to B&G Oysters. And when you're hankering for a hamburger, you can go directly across the street - to her other South End restaurant, The Butcher Shop.
Starting June 9, that spot will start offering a special Burgers & Beer menu every Monday and Tuesday through August 12. The concept includes a trio of burgers: the TBS Burger (pictured, $19) topped with caramelized onions, bacon and aged cheddar; the Wagyu Burger ($21) with blue cheese and bacon jam on a brioche bun; and the Dry-Aged Burger ($23) with avocado, tomato, a sunny-side-up egg and Parmesan frico. Plus there's a pulled pork sandwich ($18) and Hot Dog à La Maison ($18) with bread and butter fennel. The classiest barbecue fare you can imagine, basically. To accompany your meal, The Butcher Shop will add a rotating list of new beers; for the kickoff, they include Mystic Saison, Ipswich Dark Ale, Pivo Hoppy Pils, a Czech-style Pilsner from Firestone Walker Brewing Co., and the merrily named Little Sumpin' Sumpin' from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
And if all the meat and brewski really brings out the carnivore in you, the restaurant has also rolled out two new butchery programs. There's a monthly series of "Butcher 101 Demonstrations" with hour-long topics like "Poultry 101" and "Pâtés and Terrine." (Get the current schedule here.) And for a more hands-on experience, sign up for intimate "Butchery Classes," which include detailed instruction, plenty of practice and a three-course lunch; details here.