Master salumiere and Cochon alum Kristopher Doll, who runs the meat-centric stall Shank Charcuterie at the St. Roch Market, says his full-fledged butcher shop and lunch venue by the same name will be opening in just a few weeks.
Doll says the 11,000-square-foot space at 2352 St. Claude Ave. is equipped with a 20-foot counter where he plans to rolling out a full lunch menu once he opens the doors next month.
"It's pretty much ready to go; we're shooting for June 1," he says.
Across the street, Doll has been selling a selection of cured meats, cheese boards and charcuterie boards, sausages and sandwiches inside the market since it opened in April.
Doll says he will be able to acquire and sell a much larger quantity of items and meats at the butcher shop. Meats will include beef, veal, pork, goat, lamb, rabbit, chicken and duck ("when I can get it"), as well as blood sausage, pate, country terrine and a variety of charcuterie.
"If I don't have something and someone asks me for it, I'll make sure to get it," Doll says. "It's all about making people happy, and I love to do it."
The counter inside the new shop can seat about 20 people, and the lunch menu will include a selection of tapas-style dishes, steak frites, and some salads.
Doll, a Louisiana native who worked in San Francisco, was recruited by Donald Link to open Cochon Butcher before moving to stints at Cleaver & Co. and Ancora.