'4505 Meats' on Serious Eats
At the newish 4505 shop, luscious cuts of beef and pork sit alongside cured slabs of bacon, ham hock, and fat back. Shoppers sample tongue pastrami while examining towering terrines. Freezer cases feature duck chili along with rendered duck fat; there are tubs of dog food destined for some seriously lucky pups.
Whole animal butchery is all the rage these days, and Ryan Farr is at the head of the movement. We happily report that not only does Farr show some serious skills as a butcher, but also as a cook. The classic fast food-style cheeseburger he offers up at his 4505 Meats stand at the Ferry Building Farmers Market is a definite winner.
I've been waiting to try this sandwich since last year around Thanksgiving. I remember sitting at my desk last year during lunch hour, despaired as I read the too-far-for-a-lunch-break-trip location of 4505's pop-up turducken sandwich stand. Yes, you read that correctly: a pop-up turducken sandwich stand. So, you could probably imagine my excitement when this year, 4505 decided to serve their famous turducken sandwiches at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market.