Menu for the Week of November 18, 2013 — Thanksgiving Menu Suggestions and More!

Menu for the Week of November 18, 2013 — Thanksgiving Menu Suggestions and More!

When someone says do you want the good news or the bad news first, which do you pick?  We personally pick the bad news every time so that we can end on a high note.  And we’ve picked the same for you.

So, first the bad news:  This week will be our last week at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market for the season.  The market will officially carry on for a week or two after the Thanksgiving break, so don’t forget about your other vendors, but we need the Meat Master John to turn his attention elsewhere on Thursday nights as we run into the holidays, so EAV’ers please take the opportunity to say “Hi!” to John and thank him for moving from New York and becoming a part of the TST family!

Now for the good news:  To make sure you get all of your Thanksgiving orders in time, we will be open on Wednesday, 11/27 at 10 a.m. instead of our normal Noon — that’s TEN HOURS of meat shopping people, so please come early and buy a lot!  And if you’re someone who can’t make it down to the shop, please remember that this week’s markets will be your last opportunity to buy meaty goodness at the markets before Thanksgiving.  So, if there is something special you need us to bring from the shop that we normally don’t bring to market, please use our pre-order function on the website to shoot us an email ASAP with your request or call us at 404-254-4958, and John should be able to accommodate your request at our markets this week.

And finally, let’s set aside the “business” of Thanksgiving and start talking about the meal, which is really what we care about, right?  This year, when we sit down with friends and family, we’ll be using TST’s meats or retail offerings in every dish we make.  First, we will be seasoning everything with the amazing salts from Beautiful Briny Sea.  Then, we’ll be setting the stage with a beautiful charcuterie plate — featuring our Lomo, Bresaola, Coppa, Pancetta, Spiced American Middle, and some of our more aromatic salamis like Genoa, Rosette de Lyon, and Finocchiona as well as cheeses from Nature’s Harmony and Crackers from Roots and Branches .  Then we delve into  brussel sprouts with roasted Calabrian Pancetta,  Fried Shallots and Citron,  Tasso Ham Angel Biscuits, Hot Boudin Sausage Balls, A Roasted Duck and Turkey Gallantine stuffed with Nduja, Dates, and Cornbread.  Next is Pumpkin and Toasted Pistachio Souffle with Beef Tallow Crust. We then finish up with Black Pepper and Truffle Creamed Potatoes and Chicken Schmaltz Gravy, and a salad of  Compressed Sweet Brandied Cranberries with Meyer Lemon and Toasted Farrow.  

NOW we NAP!!!


Stay Hungry, Atlanta!

Fresh (Linked)

  • Sweet Hot Italian
  • English Breakfast
  • Lamb Merguez
  • Mexican Chorizo
  • Chicken Currywurst

Primal Cuts / Prepared Items

  • These items are available only at the retail shop!
  • Dry-Aged Ribeyes (Brasstown and Meyer)
  • NY Strip (Brasstown) Also have a Smoked NY Strip ** NEW
  • Hanger Steaks (Brasstown)
  • Center Cut Pork Chops (Brasstown)
  • Quail (Manchester Farms)
  • Whole Rabbits (Rabbit Man Farms)
  • Creole Smoked Whole Chickens
  • Magret Moulard Duck Breasts (Hudson Valley)
  • Gullah Ham
  • Leaf Lard (Perfect for making biscuits!)


  • Chicken Liver with Arkansas Black Apple & Ginger Aspic
  • Rabbit Liver with Spicy Mayhaw Aspic
  • Pork Rillettes with Herb Butter

Whole Muscle or Cured

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


  • Smoked Serrano


  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Pepperoni
  • Hunter Salami
  • Fegatelli Snack Sticks
  • Petit Sec Snack Sticks
  • Genoa
  • Finochionna
  • Black Pepper Sorghum  
  • Rosette de Lyon  
  • Saucisson a L’ail
  • Lamb XUONG (NEW ITEM) 
  • Salami Cotto  
  • Duck Salami with Pine Nuts


  • Hot Dogs
    • All Beef
    • Pork & Beef
  • Veal Bologna
  • Mortadella
  • Gullah Hams
  • Andouille
  • Bacon
    • “The Original” — Sorghum and Cracked Black Pepper
  • Tasso


  • Bacon and Roasted Mushroom
  • Pork Belly Wrapped Fig with Pistachio

Why Not?

  • Chicharrones
  • High Road Craft Ice Cream “Frozen Trotter” Pints
  • Femur Cut Marrow Bones
  • Duck Fat
  • Stocks, Ox Tails, and Trotters, Oh My! (you never know what we have in stock…)


  • Sweet Southern
  • Peppered Umami

Cheese Course

  • Stackhouse (Spinning Spider)
  • Fortsonia Lmtd Run.  (Nature’s Harmony)
  • Ardi Gasna (Pyrenees Mountains)
  • Bayley Hazen Blue (Jasper Hill Farm)
  • Big Bloomy (Caly Rd.)
  • Georgia Gold (Nature’s Harmony)
  • Hunkadora (Prodigal Farm)
  • Rocky Battle Blue (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Cumberland (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Dancing Fern (Sequatchie Cove)
  • Bloomsbury (Caramont Farm)


  • Assorted baguettes, pretzel bread, and hot dog buns from H&F Bakery


  • TRU Bee Honey (Franklin, TN)
  • Rancho Gordo Beans
    • Borlotti
    • Yellow Eye
    • Good Mother Stallard
    • Goat Eye


  • The Spotted Trotter Artisan T-Shirts (3 styles)
  • Reusable The Spotted Trotter Grocery Bags (only $3 each!)
  • Meat Bucks (Gift Certificates!)
  • MEATPAPER Quarterly Periodical
  • Flavors Magazine
  • Assorted On-Topic Hardcover Books (miscellaneous authors)
  • Bacon-Themed Accoutrements (assorted)

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