Menu for the Week of September 30, 2013 ~ The Spotted Trotter Gets A Little (Restaurant) Brother!

Menu for the Week of September 30, 2013 ~ The Spotted Trotter Gets A Little (Restaurant) Brother!

When Kevin left Restaurant Eugene in 2009 to flex his culinary muscles in Napa, California, we hoped it would only be a matter of time before he could return to Atlanta and open a restaurant to call his own.  Well, as you all know, when he did return in 2010, his first step was to open The Spotted Trotter, which we have nurtured and loved just like it was a child — an expensive, often ill-behaved child with needs and wants that often seemed outrageous — but we digress.  And now, with the love and support of our family and you our loyal customers (“It takes a village!” as they say), it looks like that time for the restaurant has finally come.  Indeed, the rumor mill is true.

It is with much pride, excitement, and a healthy dose of nausea that we are ready to announce that — along with the new butcher and cheese shop we’ll be opening in the Krog Street Market complex in Spring 2014 — we have also selected Krog to be the home of our first restaurant – The Cockentrice – an homage to what we call “New American Charcuterie.”  The small, full service restaurant – think of it as your very own “Charcuterie Saloon” – will seat between 50 and 60 people and will focus, not surprisingly, on just about everything you can do with a piece of meat.  It will also feature a diverse, house-cocktail list, refreshing beers and ales, and a properly picked wine list.  The restaurant is slated to also open in Spring 2014, and will be located in the space with a patio facing Krog Street and a great view of the Beltline (have you seen where the two big windows have recently been cut out?!?).  Inside, it will be connected to what will be our new, larger butcher and cheese shops. 

As many of you know, opening a restaurant was always the long-term plan, but we needed to give The Spotted Trotter all of our love and attention over the past several years to ensure it was a strong, recognizable brand that people and chefs could respect and rely on.  Getting Kevin to pump the breaks on a restaurant has indeed been a mighty and full-time task for those around him!  But, charcuterie is an art form dating back over 2500 years, with the South only starting to dip its toes in the water.  With The Cockentrice, our desire will be to highlight the South’s bounty of amazing ingredients and meats, while also helping to cement the region’s name in a genre where it has been historically underrepresented.  Even though we are still growing, everything about the timing for a restaurant seems right, especially because of the excitement surrounding Krog Street Market.  The atmosphere of the entire complex is the celebration of local, and that’s been front and center for us all along.  

We know The Spotted Trotter is really excited about becoming a big brother and is poised to teach The Cockentrice all of the important lessons about what not to do and how to stay out of trouble and how not to make mom and dad mad (read: “crazy”?).  Again, thank you all for constantly asking us over the past 3 years — “When are you going to open a restaurant?!” and for not losing faith when we kept saying, “Soon.”  Here we go, TST Family.  We will see you soon. Stay hungry indeed!

Fresh (Linked)

  • Sweet Hot Italian
  • English Breakfast
  • Lamb Merguez
  • Mexican Chorizo
  • Hot Southern Boudin
  • Beet Borderlaise
  • Chicken Currywurst
  • Beer Braut (Sweetwater Georgia Brown)
  • Rise Up Chicken Red Hot

Primal Cuts / Prepared Items

  • These items are available only at the retail shop!
  • Dry-Aged Ribeyes (Brasstown and Meyer)
  • NY Strip (Brasstown)
  • 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 Tasso with Golden Raisin


  • Spanish Chorizo
  • Pepperoni
  • Hunter Salami
  • Fegatelli Snack Sticks
  • Petit Sec Snack Sticks
  • Genoa
  • Finochionna
  • Black Pepper Sorghum  
  • Rosette de Lyon  
  • Saucisson a L’ail 
  • Salami Cotto  


  • 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.)
  • Waypoint (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)
  • Condor’s Ruin  (Many Fold )
  • Garrett’s Ferry (Many Fold)
  • Clothbound Cheddar (Cabot)


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


  • TRU Bee Honey (Franklin, TN)
  • Sorghum Syrup (Hughe’s Farm)
  • 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)


  1. JOhn venneman

    Put a request in for marrow bones about a month ago, but have not been informed that any are in. Might my request have gotten lost in the shuffle?

  2. Stephen Mayhugh

    Congratulations on the new adventure that you are undertaking. My only wish is that it would have been sooner, because I know I will miss out on the event that will be the opening of your new diggs. We are leaving GA to relocate to PA. We will miss your wonderful assortment of meat products and your winning smile. Best luck to you and your family…continue making the great products that you are known for……thanks for a couple great years of great meats!!

    Stephen Mayhugh


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