By Jonas Weir
The Block is a carnivore’s paradise.
This Old Webster staple operates as both a fine dining restaurant and an urban butcher shop. The Block’s butcher operation only stocks locally sourced meat. Along with cuts, the butcher shop also churns out sausages, bacon, barbecue sauce, and more.
The restaurant, on the other hand, does offer some less meaty items, such as a grilled portabella sandwich. However, meat still dominates the menu and makes up the best items. Start off with an appetizer of the Potted Pig— confit of pork, apple chutney, pickled vegetables, and country bread—and go from there. The pulled pork sandwich and the braised beef brisket are both great entrées.
TheBlockRestaurant.com • 146 W. Lockwood Avenue • 314-918-7900