Menu for the Week of May 11, 2015 — Kirkwood Spring Fling is This Weekend!

Menu for the Week of May 11, 2015 — Kirkwood Spring Fling is This Weekend!

A lot of people know the story about how The Spotted Trotter landed in Kirkwood with its first shop, but the coming of the 13th Annual Kirkwood Spring Fling this weekend made us realize that we have a lot of new customers since opening Krog that may not know.  Kevin and I moved to Kirkwood in 2005, after we both left Athens to start our careers in “the big city”! Kirkwood is nestled between Candler Park and Decatur, and is a wonderful community that has really started to make its mark as a desired location to live in the past 5 years.  

When we were looking for places to open The Spotted Trotter, we knew we’d be spending a lot of time there, so we wanted it to be close to the house, but we also wanted to make a significant investment in the community we called our own.  Passing by 1610 Hosea on our way to work most days, we saw the corner spot turn over as a sandwich spot and then a coffee shop.  We hated seeing it empty, and knew that a lot of our business was wholesale and thus we didn’t need drive-by traffic anyway to survive.  So, we opened a USDA facility with an SBA loan in late 2011, started increasing our wholesale business, but invested in a small retail space as well.

Well, all we can say is THANK YOU to Kirkwood for your amazing support of us over the last 4 or so years.  The small retail space has exceeded expectations and quickly became an important part of our bottomline.  Although Kevin and I don’t man the counter like we did 4 years ago when we were the only 2 employees, we still see familiar faces dropping in and it’s amazing to know that the concept of the “neighborhood butcher” is alive and well, at least in Kirkwood, Georgia!  

Come this weekend and see why we love Kirkwood so much!  Start the day off with the 5K, stroll through the artists market in Bessie Branham Park, catch some live music with a bite to eat from local vendors or the BBQ competition, and then let the kids go wild in the kids area. Best of all, admission is free.  Click HERE to learn more, and we hope to see you at the Festival and then at the shop this weekend.  If you need a break from the festivities, our porch with picnic tables is just waiting for you!

 Stay Hungry!

Fresh (Linked)

  • Sweet Hot Italian
  • Mexican Chorizo
  • Black Cherry and Pork
  • Chicken Breakfast (Pear & Goat Cheese)
  • Bacon and Greens
  • 3 Cheese & Parsley
  • Breakfast Braut
  • Linguice
  • Rise Up

Primal Cuts / Prepared Items

  • These items are available only at the retail shop!  Custom cuts available at Krog St.!!
  • Hanger Steaks (Brasstown)
  • Dry Aged Ribeyes
  • Dry Aged New York Strip Steak
  • Center Cut Pork Chops
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Whole Rabbits
  • Quail
  • Whole Chickens (White Oak Pastures)
  • Creole Smoked Whole Chickens
  • Corned Beef
  • D’Artagnan Duck Breasts (Hudson Valley)
  • Burger Blend
  • Leaf Lard – (Perfect for making biscuits!)


  • Chicken Liver with Arkansas Black Apple & Ginger Aspic
  • Rabbit Liver with Spicy Mayhaw Aspic
  • Duck Liver Pate with Wild Cherry and Clementine
  • Pork Rillettes with Herb Butter
  • Pate Campagne

Whole Muscle or Cured

  • Prosciutto (10 month & 12 month)
  • Smoked Guanciale
  • Pancetta (Calabrian Chili)
  • Pancetta w/ Three Herbs
  • Duck Prosciutto
  • Lomo
  • Bresaola
  • Coppa


  • Porkchop & Applesauce


  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Pepperoni
  • Sopresatta
  • Fegatelli Snack Sticks
  • Petit Sec Snack Sticks
  • Genoa
  • Toscano
  • Finochionna
  • Black Pepper Sorghum
  • Rosette de Lyon
  • Salami Cotto
  • Nduja


  • Hot Dogs
    • All Beef
    • Pork & Beef
  • Mortadella
  • Cotecchino
  • Veal Bologna
  • Andouille
  • Bacon Ends – perfect for Salads, Soups, and Sautes!
  • Bacon
    • “The Original” — Sorghum and Cracked Black Pepper
  • Tasso Ham

Why Not?

  • Femur Cut Marrow Bones
  • Bacon Butter
  • Smoked Pig Parts
  • Duck Fat
  • Stocks, Oxtails, and Trotters, Oh My! – (you never know what we have in stock…)
  • Many Fold Farm Eggs


  • Sweet Southern
  • Peppered Umami

Cheese Course

  • Condor’s Ruin (Many Fold Farm)
  • Garrets Ferry (Many Fold Farm)
  • Cumberland (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Waypoint (Caly Road Creamery)
  • Big Bloomy (Caly Road Creamery)
  • Red Top (Caly Road Creamery)


  • Assorted baguettes, pretzel bread, and hot dog buns from H&F Bread Co.


  • Beautiful Briny Sea Assorted Sea Salts (Atlanta, GA)
  • TAZA Stone Ground Assorted Chocolates (Somerville, MA)
  • Bluegrass Bourbon Barrel Foods Soy Sauce and Worcestershire Sauce (Kentucky)
  • Sfoglini Pasta (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Edmond Fallot Grain Mustard (Dijon, France)
  • Traditional Raspberry or Citrus Candies (Provence, France)
  • Vinaigre Balsamique – Italie
  • TRU Bee Honey (Franklin, TN)
  • Verdant Kitchen Bare Ginger, Crystallized Ginger and Ginger Ale (Savannah, GA)
  • Carolina Plantation Rice and Grits (Darlington, SC)
  • Bang Bang Candy Company Simple Syrups (Nashville, TN)
  • McClary Bros. Scrub Sodas (Detroit, MI)
  • Hughes Farm Sorghum Syrup (Young Harris, GA)
  • Georgia Olive Farms Olive Oil (Lakeland, GA)
  • Rancho Gordo Beans
    • Midnight
    • Yellow Eye
    • Pinto
    • Ayocote Blanco


  • The Spotted Trotter Artisan T-Shirts (3 styles)
  • Reusable The Spotted Trotter Grocery Bags (only $3 each!)
  • Meat Bucks (Gift Certificates!)
  • MEATPAPER Quarterly Periodical
  • Culture Magazine



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