April 30, 2013 By Christian Murray
The Meat Boutique, a Sunnyside butcher shop, opened today at 43-15 Queens Boulevard.
The shop offers fresh meats and prepared foods, including sandwiches, cold cuts, fresh salads and daily special platters.
It will also include Irish sausages, Irish bacon, corned beef, boiling bacon and a large selection of imported Irish groceries.
The Meat Boutique features a landscaped backyard garden with picnic tables. In addition to the selection of meats, The Meat Boutique also caters to vegetarians and gluten-free customers with vegetarian burgers and lasagnas as well as gluten-free sausages.
Patrick McConville, the co-owner, said: “We saw an opening for a family butcher in the neighborhood and decided to open The Meat Boutique.”
McConville has been involved in butchering since the age of 11 when he was growing up in Ireland. The Meat Boutique will be open seven days a week: Mondays and Fridays from 6:00am-9:00pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am-9:00pm.
Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines BID said: “We are so excited for the opening….It is a beautiful store that emphasizes the historic context of the neighborhood.”
The store was designed by local architect Laura Heim.