Mark your calendars. Father and son team Igor and Fred Niznik are scheduled to open the second location of The Butcher Shop Beer Garden & Grill in West Palm Beach’s downtown district on March 24.
The original location opened in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood in 2013. Now the duo is expanding into the Palm Beaches, having settled in on a historic building that dates back to the early 1900s. The restaurant, located at 209 6th St., West Palm Beach, has a triple-play concept, blending a retail butcher shop with a full-service dining area and a German style beer garden.
The first part of the concept is reminiscent of an old-school butcher shop. The Niznik’s always stock the meat market with fresh, all natural, antibiotic and hormone free, custom cuts of steak, poultry, sausages and hamburgers and handle the meat with authentic butchery techniques.
Accompanying the food is beer, served in a German style beer garden and will include a mix of local brews including Twisted Trunk, Saltwater Brewing and Wynwood Brewing La Rubia Blonde Ale.
As a full service eatery, The Butcher Shop will showcase Igor Niznik’s Eastern European culinary roots such as:
-Hot German Pretzels served with a cheddar béchamel sauce.
-Pan Seared Pierogies filled with potato and cheese and served with a sour cream sauce.
-An 8. oz Skirt Steak with a homemade chimichurri sauce.
-German Apple Strudel with a caramel glaze and ice cream.
“While we want to stay true to our original menu that has proved successful at our Wynwood location, we do plan on adapting some items on the menu to cater to the different tastes of our new neighborhood. We want to give the people what they want,” Fred Niznik said. “We want people to be able to come in off the island and enjoy a sophisticated meal in relaxed attire without spending a fortune.”
Originally from Russia, Igor Niznik purchased Charlie’s Gourmet Meat Market, an old fashioned butcher shop in Palm Beach Gardens, which gained its own following over the years. Fred Niznik worked in restaurants throughout New York City, frequenting the many German style beer gardens in the NYC area.
After relocating to Miami, Fred Niznik discovered Wynwood, which reminded him of New York, full of art, culture and potential and inspired him to open a beer garden in Miami. He approached his father Igor, who was experiencing success with Charlie’s Gourmet Meat Market, with the idea of a beer garden, and the two decided to blend their passions and create the first of its kind, a full-service retail butcher shop, beer garden and restaurant.