Fall is undeniably our favorite time of year - we might have mentioned it once or twice. Not only are we in it for the autumnus smell, cold air, food and gear - it's to us the best time to hit the road.
We decided to start a road trip series of sorts - our list includes places like Traverse City, Galveston & Walla Walla and we've vowed to GO when the tank is full and the wind is right. Our first stops have been closer to home - it's been rewarding (super cool) to discover those folks making good close by.
First stop was to the industrial gem - BALTIMORE with a visit to PARTS & LABOR.
P A R T S & L A B O R
a Baltimore Butchery
featuring locally sourced, pasture raised, whole animal butchery stocked with hand-picked provisions ... delicious sandwiches, cured meats, a light filled cafe serving meats from the hearth and 20 craft beers on tap (take a growler home).
2600 N. Howard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
An hour's drive north we found hefty lumber stacked outside the butchery on Howard Street, along with potted herbs and a neatly painted sign. The space inside was just as engaging - a well-stocked counter, fresh provisions (blackberry jam, honey, salt, pickles ...), a beautifully designed cafe with old wood benches and a GIANT hearth for cooking. The folks there are super genuine. Canvas aprons, plaid shirts, a hum in the air ... everyone seems to really dig what they do. They are really generous sharing their processes, their resources (local farms only) and what they get excited about. They pulled us into the cold cutting rooms and curing rooms - bringing us small cuts to enjoy - EXTREME happiness ensued. We were so psyched to have this experience be our first on the road. A HUGE thanks to our new Parts & Labor friend, George, for showing us the ropes. Can't wait to return and hope y'all will visit them sometime soon.
photography by Morgan Hungerford West