Butchers & Bakers featured on Fox 61’s “Foodie Friday”
March 23, 2018 – Fox61’s Sean Pragano stopped by Butchers & Bakers on March 16 as part of their “Foodie Friday” series. He spoke with owner Shawn Skehan and Executive Chef Luis Vazquez about Butchers & Bakers’ coal-fired, locally-sourced American cuisine.
You can watch the full video HERE
Butchers & Bakers is the twelfth restaurant venture from the Locals 8 Restaurant Group. Located in The Exchange in Farmington, CT, the restaurant houses twin coal-fired ovens, three full bars, and one of central Connecticut’s largest outdoor patios. The building, like our menu, combines warm elements with a fresh, farmhouse atmosphere. Our inviting space is perfect for sharing small plates with a table of friends or relaxing with a drink or pitcher of Sangria on the patio. For us, it’s about transforming simple, authentic ingredients into unpretentious food with a rustic sensibility. We think great ingredients make great food and we think you’ll agree.
Coal-Fired American Fare
Designed by Executive Chef Luis Vazquez, our menu features made-from-scratch new American fare prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.
Butchers & Bakers isn’t just our name, it’s who we are. Our team of bakers prepares fresh breads, rolls and pastries each day. Steaks, pork chops, chicken & seafood are all custom butchered in-house by our team. Many other ingredients such as ricotta cheese, sauces, and fennel sausage are also house-made.
In the bar, you’ll find hand-crafted cocktail classics like Pisco Sours and Gin Fizzes, and more innovative concoctions like a mezcal-based “Where There’s Smoke”. The Moscow Maid – a rosemary-lemonade cocktail made with Tito’s is available on tap. The beer selection is a combination of easy-drinking local favorites, big-name domestics, and international staples. Our wine list is accessible and well-balanced, and we even have a few on tap!
We are committing to featuring fresh, flavorful, produce from our area and we source from local partners whenever possible. Our commitment to home-grown ingredients was even integrated into our décor. A wine display case directly off the main stairway was converted into a vertical hydroponic garden that grows herbs for the kitchen.
First Anniversary / Patio Opening Party
April 26 from 6 – 9 PM (rescheduled date)
Live Music from Dangerous Play
$3 Salute Cocktails
$2 Bud / Bud Light
Sunday & Monday
All Wine 1/2 Price – 4 PM – Close
Monday – Friday
Happy Hour – 4 PM to 6 PM
Bar Area & Patio only
Brunch – 11 AM to 3 PM
Brunch – 11 AM to 3 PM
Butchers & Bakers
Executive Chef: Luis Vazquez
General Manager: Jason Carson
Mon-Thu: 11:30am – 1:00am
Fri: 11:30am – 2:00am
Sat: 11:00am – 2:00am
Sun: 11:00am – 1:00am
270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 101
Farmington, CT 06032