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The Butcher of the Third Ward
How Bavette La Boucherie is much more than a meat market.

                                                       Bavette photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

So the Third Ward’s Bavette La Boucherie (330 E. Menononee St., 414-273-3375) is a butcher shop. But it's not just a butcher shop. With each passing day, there’s seemingly another reason to stop and stay for a while. Owner Karen Bell switches up the menu of sandwiches (two to three), soup and salad (roughly $6-$14). (Recent offerings include a kimchi sausage soup with mushrooms, cabbage and rice noodles, and a steak sandwich with red onion jam, arugula and blue cheese). Beyond that, there’s a small plates menu, featuring items to the tune of pickled vegetables with herb buttermilk ($7.50), steak tartare with mustard Chantilly ($15), burrata cheese with cherry tomato and cured ham $13), and cheese and charcuterie plate ($17). The shop is also serving beer and wine. By-the-glass wines include a red and a white both offered on tap. Hours: Mon-Tues 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


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