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Take a First Look Mid City’s Piece of Meat Butcher Shop and Restaurant

The charming spot opens in Mid City soon

Butchers and owners Leighann Smith and Dan Jackson
| Josh Brasted

Piece of Meat, a simultaneously quaint and edgy new butcher shop and eatery from Cochon Butcher alums, Leighann Smith (a former Eater Young Guns finalist) and Daniel Jackson, throws open its doors at 3301 Bienville in Mid City this Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.

The interior mixes a “down the bayou” feel with the Old World aesthetic that Leighann had seen while she was in Europe. The pair combined rough elements like the old wood on the salami cabinet (salvaged from a house on Decatur Street) with sleeker elements, like the white tiles that run up the walls and the finished wood on the bar top. And they did it without working with a designer.

There’s plenty of seating inside, with the most coveted likely being the stools at the bar that surrounds the butchers’ work area, in addition to a splattering of outdoor tables that hug the perimeter of the French blue building.

Take a peek at the beautiful new shop below.

Exterior of building with blue paneling and wooden doors
Piece of Meat opens at 3301 Bienville in Mid City this Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m.
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A counter lets diners eat snacks and sandwiches while watching the chefs in action
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Menus at Piece of Meat
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Pork rillon in the case ready to take home
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Concrete floors and white tile give that old-style butcher shop look
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A butcher shop with a glass case next to register
Piece of Meat
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Piece of Meat
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On the wall at Piece of Meat
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On the wall at Piece of Meat
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A salami room inside piece of meat; glass walls expose hanging cuts of curing meat
Salami cabinet at Piece of Meat
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Piece Of Meat

3301 Bienville Street, , LA 70119 (504) 372-2289 Visit Website
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