We have been very fortunate to come this far and here we are again, another hot and humid summer in the Ozarks is beginning soon and we are absolutely loving it. Since this past November, we have grown in more ways than just our dining room and smoker capacity. Our City Butcher family has grown into something very special and quite unique.
There are restaurants far and few between that I’ve found that has the comradery between its staff and for everyone to have a great deal of care and compassion for the product and most importantly, you, our guests. You all have been great to us over the past 7 months since our expansion and we truly appreciate your loyalty and passion for great barbecue and top-notch service.
To show our appreciation, Saturday, June 25th, we will be doing our Summer Rollout event. This is a time for the community to come together and enjoy delicious barbecue, live local music by Marcus Chatman and Chris May and a fantastic local craft beer to help wash it all down. Springfield, Missouri’s very own White River Brewing Co. has gratuitously brewed us a beautiful, crystal clear pilsner unlike any you have ever had. We are proud to introduce Butcher Block Pils, a phenomenal easy drinking session lager that is perfect for the gorgeous Spring and Summer weather we enjoy here in the Ozarks. If you’ve had it before, you already know how good it is. If not, June 25th will make a great first experience. The first 75 customers to purchase a Butcher Block Pils will get a free City Butcher/White River pint glass to take with you! This is currently the only place you can get one of these great looking pint glasses. Butcher Block Pils is the only beer we have on tap and was brewed specially for our restaurant and designed to be paired with our Texas-style Barbecue. For those of you that like something with a little extra kick, we’ll also be serving up our very own Butcher Block Beer-Rita made with Premium Tequila, fresh juices and our house beer.
We can’t thank you all enough and we really look forward to seeing all of you on the 25th of June.
-Blaine Hauschel, General Manager
and the City Butcher Family
It’s that time of the year to really show your appreciation to that special woman that brought you into this world!
We will be doing our annual Mother’s Day Prime Rib Special on the 8th of May. What’s a better way to show her that you love her than by getting her something delicious to eat! If you would like to get your hands on this tasty treat, give us a call (417-720-1113) or come down to the shop at 3650 S. Campbell Ave. to reserve your smoked Prime Rib.
The latest you can get your pre-order in is by 11am on the 5th of May and to be picked it up on the 8th. There are two ways to order this delicious treat, by the half or whole. On average, half is 5 pounds and a whole is 10 pounds. At $22/lb, the Prime Rib is smoked medium rare and will make you wish you had ordered more. So do your mama a favor, give her a hug and a kiss, tell her that you love her and give her something good to eat. She deserves it!
-Your City Butcher Family
We have the perfect solution to beat the hectic sh*t show that is Valentine’s Day dining. We will be offering boxes that will contain everything, including instructions, that you need to easily prepare an amazing steak dinner. Your special Valentine will believe you have master culinary chops!
THE PACKAGES WILL INCLUDE:
-One 24 oz Porterhouse Steak for Two sous vide in butter and garlic. (perfectly cooked to rare all you have to do is sear it and slice it)
-Duck Fat Rosemary Potatoes (all you have to do is pop them in the oven)
-French Green Beans in garlic, butter, and parsley (Simply saute for a couple minutes)
-Freshly baked Rosemary and Olive Oil Boule from The Artisan’s Oven
-One 6″ Red Velvet Pie from Fork and Crust Pie Company (no really, this is amazing!)
Each package will come specially packaged in in a brown box with a red bow, and will include instructions for preparation. The cost for this amazing meal for two is $60.
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NOON ON MONDAY FEB. 8th
ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP ON FRIDAY FEB. 12th OR SATURDAY FEB. 13th
Give us a call at (417)720-1113 to place your order.
The Super Bowl is coming up fast. It’s time to start planning that legendary feast for you and your friends. We’ve designed some perfect packages to make your tailgate party a guaranteed hit.
- Texas Tailgate Package
Pork Spare Ribs
Trio of Handcrafted Sausages
Choice of two side dishes
Pickles, Onions, Jalapenos, Sauce and Bread
- The Big Game Sandwich Package
Chopped Premium Brisket
Fresh Baked Buns
Choice of two side dishes
Pickles, Onions, Jalapenos and Sauce
Both of these packages are available for 5, 10, 15 and 20 people
Texas Tailgate Package: $13/person
5 person: $65
10 person: $130
15 person: $195
20 person: $260
The Big Game Sandwich Package: $8.40/person
5 person: $42
10 person: $84
15 person: $126
20 person: $168
We will also have Half Gallon Growlers of our House Beer, Butcher Block Pils, available for pick up that day as well.
Give us a call at (417) 720-1113 and we’ll get your order on the board!
Deadline is Thursday, February 4 at NOON.
How do you make awesome Barbecue even better? Serve it up with a delicious, ice cold local beer. That was our goal here at City Butcher when we met with the powers-that-be at White River Brewery on Commercial Street right here in Springfield. Since opening our Barbecue shop, Cody and Jeremy daydreamed about having a locally brewed beer that perfectly complimented the barbecue City Butcher serves. After a lot of plotting, planning, licensing and various other governmental red tape, we are proud to announce the release of our very own City Butcher beer, Butcher Block Pils! This collaboration beer brings the clean, easy drinking flavor of a pilsner to a whole new level. Created to be enjoyed by brew aficionados as well as the Average Joe, Butcher Block Pils is the perfect balance of Malt and Hops that accompanies any of our carefully smoked meat treats.
Come in today and try a pint and take home a Half Gallon Growler to enjoy at home! The Growlers make an excellent gift for any of your beer loving friends or the perfect addition to any BYOB party.
We hope you enjoy this perfect pairing as much as we do!
November 14th marked 1 year of serving the freshest and best Barbecue in the Ozarks. It has been a very exciting journey and we owe it all to our fantastic customers that have supported us since day 1. As we’ve mentioned before, this space that we started in was outgrown in just a few short months and, with nowhere else to go, we just had to hold on and maintain the quality and consistency that we have become known for. At the beginning of September, this year, we announced that we had leased the space next door to our quaint little shop and would be expanding. Well, that time has come! We are pleased to announce that Thursday, November 19th, we will open the expansion of City Butcher to the public.
What does all of this mean for you? Like the Headline says; More Barbecue, More Seating and More hours. We have tripled our smoker capacity to accommodate more people in the restaurant as well as the expansion of our catering operations. Note: we will still sell out every day. Barbecue will not be limitless. We will maintain ourselves as primarily a Lunch restaurant but will be able to have barbecue available further into the day. We have taken our seating capacity from 38 seats to 98 seats so, finding a seat for your lunch break will be easier than ever. We have streamlined the service side of our operation to include 2 cutters and 2 cashiers for the busy times and a much more customer friendly waiting area. We will begin opening for Sunday Lunch Service on November 29th.
While we have no intention of making any significant changes to our menu, we have made the highly requested transition to fountain soda service instead of the 20 oz. plastic bottle soda. We will also be fresh brewing Sweet and Unsweet tea every day. Don’t worry, we’ll still have all of your favorite glass bottle sodas on hand for your enjoyment and nostalgia. We will also have a limited but quality lineup of bottled beer and 1 very special beer on tap. We are very excited for everyone to come see what we’ve done. Share this post with all of your friends and family and spread the word. We look forward to seeing you soon!
P.S. We will be announcing a very special Grand Re-opening Celebration very soon. Stay Tuned
–The City Butcher Family
We have been open for 10 months now and it has been quite a whirlwind! Soon after opening we figured out that we had outgrown the space we had but we had no way to grow without moving to a different, larger location. We love where we are so we decided to be patient and see what came our way…Well, PATIENCE PAID OFF! Today, Jeremy and Cody signed a new lease on the space directly next door to us so that we may finally expand our location to meet the demand of our great customers! What will this mean for our current and future customers?
1) More seating. We will be expanding the dining room from 40 seats to 100+ seats. No more worrying about whether you’ll have a place to sit when you stop by for lunch. We will also have more space for larger parties and the ability of having private parties in the evenings after the shop is closed.
2) More Barbecue. We will more than double our smoker capacity to produce significantly more fresh smoked meat. We will still serve Barbecue first come, first served until we are SOLD OUT, but we will have the ability to make it a little further into the day with all of your favorites. However, we will not be expanding our hours much further past 6 pm.
3) Expanded Catering operations. With more smoker capacity, we will be able to eventually work into full service set up and delivery catering.
4) Faster Dine In and Carry Out Service. We will be restructuring the counter service design of our restaurant to feature TWO stations where barbecue will be cut fresh as well as TWO cashier stations. This means we will be able to move our great customers through the line twice as fast. Less waiting is a win for everyone! We will also have a much more defined area to queue up the line. No more wondering where the line starts and where it ends.
5) Sundays! We will be adding Lunch Service for Sundays. Looking for a new place to have a great lunch with the family on Sunday? We want to be the spot for you! Once the expansion is complete, we will begin cutting barbecue on a First Come, First Served Basis and close the shop once it’s all gone.
So, there it is! The journey begins to bring more great Barbecue to our fine city. Of course, none of this would be possible with out the fantastic support of all of our wonderful customers! We will be forever grateful. We will begin work immediately and we do not foresee having to close during any of the construction. You’ll have to pardon our progress, but we’ll do our best to make sure there are no issues with you getting your barbecue fix. We are tentatively shooting for middle to late October for the expansion to be completed, so start spreading the word to all your friends and family. We will have a very special Grand Re-Opening Celebration. Stay tuned!
Jeremy, Cody and the City Butcher Family