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First Look: The Hungarian Butcher

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: The Hungarian ButcherThe Hungarian Butcher celebrates its grand opening Friday, November 12 - All photos by Susan Post
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Rows and rows of house-made sausages, prime cuts of meat and other Hungarian specialities await at the grand opening of The Hungarian Butcher this Friday, November 12.

Setting up shop at 2177 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. in Linworth, Owner and Chef Dan Varga saw the busy intersection with close proximity to Powell, Dublin, Worthington and Clintonville as an ideal location.

With a 25-year career at various well-known restaurants across the city, the last two and a half decades have been leading up to Varga being his own boss.

As the name implies, the butcher shop has an impressive lineup of Hungarian products. Starting in the non-meat department, there’s Eros Pista, a house-made pepper paste with fresh paprika chilis that’s slightly spicy and salty, and meant to take the place of salt & pepper on the table top, as well as a variety of house-made pickles, and lecsó, a tomato-pepper stew.

There’s pastrami, pastrami bacon, pates and a variety of traditional Hungarian sausages, each from a different region of the country. Porketta gets a Hungarian spin, stuffed with a traditional, liver-based sausage and Eros Pista.

Shoppers will find more worldly variety of sausages as well, like chorizo, hot or sweet Italian, and bratwurst, all made in-shop with Varga guaranteeing they will be the best customers have ever had. Additional cuts of beef and pork, as well as a small selection of cheeses, including a túró, a traditional Hungarian farmers cheese round things out.

Not only can customers expect variety, but something new every time they come into the shop. Varga says they’ll keep a rotating selection of meats in the case and are already working on the approval process for curing meats in-house to make charcuterie.

The Hungarian Butcher will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit hungarianbutcher.com.

All photos by Susan Post

The Hungarian Butcher has set up shop on Dublin-Granville Road in Linworth
The shop offers a wide variety of Hungarian specialities
Pastrami, bacon, pates and more house-made Hungarian specialities fill the front case
House-made sausages from various regions of Hungary
Varga guarantees the sausages will be the best customers have ever had
Shoppers will always find something new at the butcher shop
Eros Pista ready to grace diners’ tables
The shop also includes a selection of other locally-made products
Jams and honey
The perfect cutting board for all that meat!
Customers can show their love for The Hungarian Butcher
The pig mural was painted by local artist Ashely Voss (@coreroc on Instagram)
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