Cannibal Beer & Butcher

American in Midtown

The stuff of red-blooded dreams, this hip, hybrid eatery/bar/butcher peddles over 200 craft beers and a sharp, seasonal menu of mostly carnivorous sharing plates. Graze on competent, housemade charcuterie and sausages ($14) and creative pâtés (think chicken liver with beer, shallot jam and cocoa nibs), all tempered by beautifully textured sides like smoky kale salad with walnuts, Armenian string cheese and bacon.

The hungry may want to plan ahead (one week) and get an entire pig, yeah, you can do that here…or opt on the spot for the 36oz porterhouse ($140). The place gets super busy, so head in by 7pm, or on a Monday or Sunday, to shorten the wait.