Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats: Muckleston & Brockwell

New Edinburgh’s upscale Muckleston & Brockwell butcher shop has been open for 18 months now, quickly becoming a neighbourhood go-to spot for meat lovers who know their chops and want to know their provenance. And as he sees what sells, affable butcher and man-behind-the-counter Andrew Muckleston has tweaked his offerings — and the store’s layout.

In late fall, he began courting the lunch crowd with a sandwich-and-San Pellegrino combo. These are the kinds of sandwiches Grandma used to make — simple, to the point, and heaped high. You have three options — roast beef, chicken, or off-the-bone ham. All are house-made meats, fresh and juicy. Muckleston piles the meat into a fresh ciabatta roll, adds a smear of Dijon, a swipe of mayo, a slice each of tomato and lettuce. There, you’re good to go. Some people get takeout, but neighbourhood regulars eat in.

The front of the butchery is now home to an eight-seat bar. Chill, enjoy your sandwich, and check out what’s new in the freezers along one wall. They’re filled with Muckleston’s sausages, meats, and broths, but he also carries pastas from Parma Ravioli, gluten-free savoury pies from Aunt Thelma’s, and more pies from Red Apron. Your sandwich is perfectly filling, but somehow you still find yourself leaving with something more for dinner. Stop by early if you can.

The sandwiches are made fresh daily, so once they’re gone, they’re gone. Lunch special $10 sandwich (available weekdays from 10 a.m.). Open Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Muckleston & Brockwell, 127 Beechwood Ave., 613-745-2244