Formerly a late night and brunch destination, Butcher & Bee has grown into a fully-fledged dinner focused restaurant. Moving from a dark, tiny space on Upper King Street to a bright, sunny building on Morrison Drive has made a world of a difference and has elevated the restaurant from hipster hangout to dining destination. The menu features a larger range of dishes with everything from falafel to a pork chop porterhouse. An excellent feature present on the menu for brunch, lunch, and dinner is B&B's Mezze selection, a collection of small plates with a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean influence. It’s safe to say that pretty much anything you order from here will be incredibly creative. One of our favorites was the kale slaw, a fresh and crunchy starter with a tiny hint of Asian inspiration. Dinner is the true star of the new B&B. The Bee’s Knees section is aptly named, with some of the best small plates in the city. Mushrooms are succulent and unctuous and the lamb ribs are simultaneously weird and insanely tasty, served with a molasses and pomegranate glaze. Local fish is given the royal treatment, seared with the skin on served with savory grits and grilled shishito peppers. B&B seems to have a bright future and is likely going to get more popular with time. Go now while you can still get in. —Suzanne Cohen Dish, Summer 2016
Butcher & Bee makes honest-to-goodness sandwiches. The focus is on fresh, local ingredients.