O'Briens Bringing Great Meats to the Southtowns | Restaurants
Located in the village of Hamburg in between Tina’s Italian Kitchen and Coyote Cafe, O’Briens is part steakhouse and part butcher/deli/specialty shop. All of their beef is hormone-free and from a local farm located in North Collins; the animals are all pasture raised and then finished with corn feed from a farm in Geneva. They supervise the entire process, have their own butcher and ensure the quality of their product from start to finish. Locavores are sure to be pleased and the shortened supply chain also helps them keep competitive with their prices.
In retrospect, we definitely didn’t need to make reservations. The place was empty when we showed up for our 6:30 dinner reservations on Monday evening. People walking by the shop would most likely assume they are a butcher shop/deli only and that’s understandable because the majority of the shop is dedicated to glass displays of meats and cheeses. There is a small seating area near the front of the restaurant and they have a bar with a couple beers on tap.
Their restaurant week special started off with a plate of meats and cheese (above) for each diner; the cheeses included house smoked mozzarella, pepper jack and cheddar along side their in-house smoked hot Italian sausage. The mozzarella and pepper jack were delicious, both had a wonderful texture and smokey flavor. The mozzarella especially had a nice after taste that worked wonderfully with the savory sausage. The sausage wasn’t very spicy on it’s own, but when paired with the pepper jack there was definitely some heat. Alli and I probably could have eaten several sticks of the sausage as our meal.
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