Metzger Bar & ButcheryBy: Caroline Henderson
Founded by four partners, Metzger Bar and Butchery pays homage to the Union Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, where the restaurant resides. They offer rustic, seasonal, and sustainable food and drink inspired by the history of the neighborhood’s butchers, tanners, and German immigrant population. In the early days, Metzger functioned as a market, selling retail meats, cheeses, and wine during the day, and turned into a bar and restaurant at night.
Now, after years of experience under their belt, the restaurant found itself a hit, offering new takes on European fare, classic German beers, innovative cocktails, and Central European wines to Richmond’s culinary scene. With locally sourced produce, delicious homemade desserts, and a plethora of drinks to try, Metzger is a Richmond cultural hot spot with an energetic, social atmosphere.
In the Field
Oktoberfest with Brittanny Anderson
TLP talks Oktoberfest with chef Brittanny Anderson to learn about authentic traditions, how her restaurants celebrate, and fare that inspires her festive spirit
On the Road
The Richmond Way
While the media has been obsessing over other Southern cities, Richmond has quietly grown into a standout food town. From a glam candy maker to a heavy metal restaurateur, meet the folks making it happen.
At the Table
The Rules of Rösti
A Virginia chef breaks down the Swiss staple Perfecting rösti is a practice in restraint. The Swiss dish, in essence a grated potato pancake, has just four ingredients (and that’s counting salt and pepper). It’s easy to make—and just[…]
Oysters Lubeck Recipe
This oyster lubeck recipe was created by chef Brittanny Anderson of Metzger Bar & [...]
Rösti Potato Cake with Crème Fraiche and Caviar
Peel the potatoes and steam them for 15 minutes. Let cool.
Beer-Brined Roast Chicken
Known in Germany as ‘halbes hendl,’ this roast chicken gets its flavor from lager [...]