With my recent trip ro Barcelona and the Mercat de la Boqueria, it only emphasized my desire to eat locally, though don’t get me wrong, I will still travel great distances for delicious food 🙂
Union Market is in my ‘hood and a friend of mine reminded me that Red Apron has Green Hat gin and tonic on tap. So the Mister and I checked it out.
I put in our order of one of the specials (crispy pork belly) and the Italian beef. I ordered the gin and tonic and the Mister got a sparkling water. While we waited for our food, I took a few pics of the meat counter.
I decided that I would get an order after we finished eating. Our food arrived and we devoured every bite!
That gin and tonic is DANGEROUS 🙂 goes down way too smoothly!!
After we finished lunch, I got 1/2lb of bacon, a 1/4lb of tete d’pho, and a portion of secreto. The butcher at the shop told me that secreto is the pork version of the flank so I decided to give it a go. After a quick google, I also learned that this cut is usually associated with the Iberian pig and after Barcelona, it made perfect sense for me to cook a version of it stateside! Wish me luck!
Union Market/Red Apron Butcher
1309 5th St. NE
Washington, DC 20002