Ryan Farr

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    June 25, 2014
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    February 25, 2013

    Four Subscription Services That Bring Local, Sustainable Groceries to Your Door

    Let's face it: sometimes we simply can't be bothered with any one of the dozens of farmers' markets throughout the week to grab groceries. The process is just too daunting: the time and energy necessary to arrive, deal with multiple vendors across the lot, and lug the haul back home. Luckily, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Butchers & Beers Celebrates Beer Week, America

    Well, the Super Bowl is over, which means that we'll have to wait until July 4 for another holiday that celebrates the old-fashioned American values of red meat and cold beer... but wait! For Beer Week, Almanac is pairing with 4505 Meats to throw the second annual Butchers & Beers event, a shindig ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 16, 2013
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    January 10, 2013

    4505 Butcher Shop: Chicharrones Nachos, Chorizo Con Queso-Topped Sausages, and More

    A fixture at the Ferry Building's Farmers Markets, Ryan Farr's 4505 Meats has been serving up a variety of meaty morsels to take home or to nosh for lunch every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Their famous melt-in-your-mouth cloud-like chicharrones and oft "Best of" list-topping burger are now go-t ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Treat Your Favorite Carnivore to the Gift of 4505 Meats

    All through December, SFoodie is bringing you local gift ideas for the food obsessives in your life. Friends, around the holidays, we understand the need to get cozy and ring in the celebrations with certain holiday fare. You will attempt to get snuggly with hot chocolate, mulled cider, and hot tod ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    Bacon-Flavored Coffee, Toothpaste, Candy Canes, and 33 More Ridiculous Bacon Products

    It wasn't Baconalia that broke us. It wasn't even Burger King's bacon sundae. But yesterday we finally reached the end of our patience with this country's bacon obsession, when we learned that a disgusting-sounding bacon-flavored coffee took home top honors and $10,000 at a Seattle's Best Coffee-spo ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    4505 Meats' New Marshmallow Bar is a Real Cereal Killer

    The era of pork in desserts has been slowly fading--and for good reason. We've seen bacon in chocolate bars and fast food sundaes, [insert any pork product here] ice cream, and pork belly everything, usually having more shock than gastronomic value. Joining the small canon of producers whose produc ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2012
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    January 20, 2012

    Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats Talks Whole Beast Butchery

    In the more than two years since Ryan Farr and his wife, Cesalee, founded 4505 Meats, the artisanal butcher has achieved nationwide fame. He has been called a "rock star butcher" by the New York Times and recently appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. In Whole Beast Butchery, Farr provides step-by- ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012
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    September 20, 2011

    The Fascination of Pork Rinds

    You know you want some.​For most of the last few decades, pork rinds fell into the realm of the ultra-déclassé. But the low-carb fad turned the fried pork-skin strips into a respectable snack among New York Times-reading dieters. The growth of the Latino population brought chicharrones out of th ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    Prep Your Gut With 4505 Meats' Turducken Sandwich

    Jonathan Kauffman4505 Meats' chicken-in-a-duck-in-a-turkey (and eventually in you), $12.​ Wednesday, November 24, 2010 If you've been reading SFoodie religiously, you know that 4505 Meats has been taking orders for Thanksgiving turducken. On the 4505 blog, owner Ryan Farr has posted photos of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    This Weekend in Napa, Primal Celebrates the Art of the Hack

    kentbrew/FlickrAt last year's Primal, a guest grabs a knife and lends a hand.​A bunch of butchers and chefs will be wielding cleavers against major protein at Primal in Napa this weekend, a repeat of last year's event in the same outdoor location. A bacon taste-off is planned, and expect a sle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Ferry Plaza's Thursday Food Market Turns 1 Today. Celebrate with Lindsay Lohan

    niallkennedy/Flickr4505's Ryan Farr busting it out.​Ferry Plaza's Thursday farmers' market turns one today, and CUESA is celebrating with special giveaways and deals. The first 111 people to hit the info booth today will receive a coin worth a dollar off any purchase. As for the deals: Two pie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Sunset Celebration Weekend's New Street-Food Alley

    ​These days, you're not a proper lifestyle magazine if you can't throw a proper party. Next weekend, Sunset, the Menlo Park-based West Coast lifestyle magazine, is holding its annual Celebration Weekend. The event will take place on the venerable publication's seven-acre grounds ― yeah, magazine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Pinkie's and Bento 415 Announce New Space in SOMA; 4505 Meats Finds Temporary Kitchen

    Ben N./YelpThe site currently housing Ideal Cafe (pictured) will allow Bento 415 actual restaurant space.​Looks like the landlord ripple that threatened to leave Pinkie's Bakery, Bento 415, and 4505 Meats out on the sidewalk is resolved. (As we originally reported, John Campbell's Irish Bakery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    John Campbell's Taking Over Potrero Space from Bento 415/Pinkie's/4505 Meats

    Claudine C./YelpPinkie's, Bento 415, and 4505 Meats are out at the end of April.​Eater was tipped yesterday to the forced exit later this month of Pinkie's Bakery and Bento 415 ― also co-tenant 4505 Meats, who uses the space for production ― from shared kitchen and retail space in Potrero ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    What to Have for Lunch Today: 4505 Meats' Fried Mac and Cheese

    Fiends Ain't Family/FlickrSeriously.​Thurs., April 1, 2010 Luis C./Yelp​Sure, it sounds like the butt of some bubba-cuisine joke, or a foodie's April Fool's. And yes, 4505's deep-fried mac is a panko-crusted calorie bomb, and it is shaped with the rectilinear precision of an industrial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Super Bowl Sunday at Bloodhound: Eat Spit-Roasted Hog

    Jared Z./Yelp​Somewhere along the streets of Pigtown, perhaps at the slovenly post office or the scraps-stocked general store, there is a wanted poster bearing Ryan Farr's face. The guy behind 4505 Meats has made his bones whittling whatever he can off those of pigs, typically plump, happy, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Details on Buying an Organic Holiday Ham from Ryan Farr's 4505 Meats

    ​Turns out deserving charities won't be the only ones getting a taste of 4505 Meats ham this season. Star butcher Ryan Farr has more details about 4505's holiday ham offerings. Each one is 22 pounds, more or less, from Iowa organic hog farm Becker Lane. Each will undergo brining by 4505, and y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Win a 4505 Meats Christmas Ham ― for People Who Really Need It

    ​Share some hammy love this month: Sign up as a 4505 Meats Facebook friend and you might win a ham. Ryan Farr's 4505 Meats is raffling off three hams per week until Christmas hits, but don't get your slicer out just yet. Each winner gets to choose his or her favorite charity, to which 4505 wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Ryan Farr: The Turducken Master Trains His Sights on Prime Rib

    Jesse Friedman/Beer & NoshFarr: A growing foodlebrity with national buzz.​One thing's certain: These days, it doesn't suck being Ryan Farr. When the 4505 Meats proprietor conducts a pair of Whole Hog butchery classes this Sunday at La Cocina (2948 Folsom at 25th St.), students will experience ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Eight Creative Additions to Your Thanksgiving Feast

    Thanksgiving is upon us, but instead of sticking with traditional turkey and stuffing, why not spice things up with some more creative fare? Some of these dishes might freak out your grandparents (or you, for that matter), but they're guaranteed to spark a conversation.​ 8. Guac-a-BirdJello is usu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Reading the Future in a Bag of Pork Skins

    Meatmeister/FlickrThere goes the neighborhood.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Going too Farr: Mission Loc@l's Kate Kilpatrick probes chicharrones both Bi-Rite and ghetto, sampling swine skin from sources as diverse as 4505 Meats and La Gallinita. Her guides? Papalote's Victor Escobedo an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Another Display of Butchery and Upscale Eats, This Time in Napa

    J. BirdsallRyan Farr dispatching a beast at Bloodhound.​Yet another butcher-chef-fire event (this one called Primal) is happening Saturday in Napa -- observe the breakdown of a pig, a goat, a cow, and a lamb, and taste the results. Incanto's Chris Cosentino, Perbacco's Staffan Terje, Fatted Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Please, Don't Bring Your Toddler to This Petting Zoo. Unless They Have a Thing for Butchery

    kimoWear something splatter-proof.​Another carving party led by meat superstars Ryan Farr and Taylor Boetticher will throw down when Petting Zoo hits at Bloodhound (1145 Folsom at Seventh St.) next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Forty large will get you all the (spit-roasted) food you can eat, demonstration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Marin Goes All Backwoods Next Month for Swamp Cabbage Feast

    perrygrl/FlickrWear your fishing vest.​On Sunday, Nov. 15, Mill Valley is where the wild things are -- smoked, roasted, and stewed. Savory Thymes, an organization dedicated -- in large part -- to the "cross-pollination" of inspired ideas about sustainable food systems in the global economy, is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Hey, That's Ryan Farr Grilling Lamb on a Mission Sidewalk!

    M. LaddThe 4505 Meats chef stuffed the leg with various other parts.​Yes, that was 4505 Meats' Ryan Farr manning the grill in front of the McSweeney's headquarters at 839 Valencia (at 19th St.) earlier today. As you read this, the McSweeney's crew is noshing on baby lamb. Farr -- with help fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Friday Street-Food Market Reportedly Set for Folsom and Second

    J. BirdsallNamu's ssam (aka Korean tacos): Coming to the absurdly named SF Blu.​Eater SF reports that, starting next week, lovers of the Thursday Ferry Plaza street food market will be able to get sloppy seconds, as it were, on Fridays. Beginning September 25, a trio of Plaza stalwarts (Tacoli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Feast With a Chef Dream Team (and Support CUESA) at Sunday Supper​Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the non-profit organization responsible for the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its associated educational programming, will host its largest annual fundraiser in October. Attendees of this year's "Sunday Supper" will sit i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Local Flavor: 4505 Meats' Bacon Peanut Butter Brownie

    Can you handle another bacon dessert?​"We inhabit a subculture peculiarly steeped in pork fat," blogged SFoodie editor John Birdsall earlier this afternoon, speaking of the porcine pleasures available in the Ferry Building. To that we humbly add the bacon peanut butter brownie, available on select ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Ryan Farr Pork Posters Come Pre-Smudged with Lard

    4505 MeatsGuaranteed to make any room feel more porcine.​Gotta get that pork poster! For those who can't afford to bid for the chance to have 4505 Meats' chef Ryan Farr conduct an in-house butchery demo (an S.F. Street Food Festival auction item), consider shelling out a little over $35 for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Bite the Zeitgeist Next Week at Acme's Artisanal Wiener Tasting

    J. Birdsall4505 Meats' Dogzilla-style hot dog: Cultural icon in a bun.​What is it about the hot dog -- traditional lunch of toddlers, work-boot wearers, and Costco shoppers -- that's turned all zeitgeisty? Sure, it's the curdled economy -- big duh. For the price of a turkey club, you can get a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Want to Make Your Place Feel More Lived In? Try Butchery

    J. Birdsall Farr at work: This could be your dining room table.You know, a house just isn't a home these days without a little pig butchery. Just so happens that if you score the winning bid in the San Francisco Street Food Festival's silent auction, you'll be able to give your flat exactly w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

     Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Stoner specs: Yeah, we all made fun of it -- the messenger-bag-turned-beer-cooler by Timbuk2, named for Dolores Park. Last Sunday, Mission Mission's Allan Hough actually spotted some guy using one, unleashing a string of reader comments abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Show Dogs Unleashes Upscale Wieners on the Tenderloin

    Meredith BrodyA lamb merguez sausage (left) and the 4505 dog.The irony of passing two long soup kitchen lines to sample upscale hot dogs at the new Show Dogs sausage emporium in the Tenderloin didn't escape us. But owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark's Foreign Cinema has had a singularly salubrious e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Hacking Up Pigs? Kid Stuff. Bloodhound Event Promises to Butcher a Steer

    Maybe pigs are the gateway agilitynut/FlickrSteers = the new hogs.drug of butchery, the giggly little high that leads inevitably to the synapse-busting experience that leaves you watching the fibers in your flokati coalesce into runes. On Tuesday, July 28th, meat gods Ryan Farr and Taylor Boettiche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Ryan Farr Promises Dogs, Gobs, and More at 4505 Meats Stall

    Steven Gdula Miniature gobs -- gobbles -- will be available through 4505 Meats.We're waiting with bated breath and an empty stomach for next week's launch of the new Thursday street-food-focused farmer's market at the Ferry Building. But one of its most anticipated stalls won't be open until ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Explore Meat and Booze at CUESA Class and Go Home with Sausage

    FogCityFog/FlickrH. Joseph Ehrmann of Elixir will demo Perfect Punch.The Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA) is up to its delicious tricks again with a summer-friendly event this Friday, June 26. The Summer Sausage and Perfect Punch class features three of the Bay Area's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    'Porkapalooza' Offers Another Chance to Mix Butchery with Boozing

    Relive the magic.Remember how much fun Bloodhound's last mashup of butchery and boozing was? Here's your chance to touch the magic (ar at least risk being splattered by it) all over again. On June 16 - next Tuesday - Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats and Taylor Boetticher of Fatted Calf are tag-teaming for Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    The Five Best Bacon Sweets in San Francisco

    Badge by S.F.'s Snarky McF*ckbuttonsYou may be tiring of all the hype and fuss surrounding bacon, but admit it: You're still not tired of bacon. Or sweets. So what should you consume if you need a fix of both at the same time? Enjoy this countdown of our top five faves.5. Bacon marshmallows fr ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    CUESA Announces Vendor List for Thursday Street-Food Market at the Ferry Building

    JC Anthony Dee 42 via FlickrStarting in July, the fanciest street food in town will happen right hereCome July 2, street food takes to the waterfront -- haute street food, that is. Riding the wave of mobile food fervor sweeping the city, the Ferry Plaza folks are launching a Thursday farmers' market ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Butchery and Bacon-Spiked Bourbon: Bloodhound Pig Roast Turns Hacking into a Spectator Sport

    One of the evening's victims, in mid-takedownLast night's pig roast at SOMA bar Bloodhound saw two superstars of the city's pig culture go head-to-head in a hack-off. Call it more a demonstration of competing butchery styles than an Iron Chef smackdown: Chicharrones king Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Teeny Dishes, Oysters, Meat, and Happy Chefs: The Month in SFoodie

    Here are some highlights from the past month in SFoodie, in case you missed 'em:• We launched our new series of Twitter-sized recipes from local chefs, challenging them to create a dish in 140 characters. Check out these itty bitty instructions for Pig's Head Mu-Shu from Ryan Farr of 4505 Meats, E ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Twitter-Size Recipes: Thomas Martinez' Artichoke Soup

    (Photo by Chris Andre) We're having fun with local chefs, challenging them to create a recipe with only 140 characters, the same amount of space allowed for messages on Twitter. After last week's pig head Mu-Shu recipe from Ryan Farr, we have a lovely vegetarian offering to follow. At age 22, Thoma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Meatpaper Pig Party at Camino 4/27

    This shindig should definitely be worth the schlep to Oakland.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Twitter-Size Recipes: Ryan Farr's Pig Head MuShu

    UK daily newspaper the Guardian recently asked leading chefs in England to create recipes within the brief, 140-character limit normally reserved for messages (or "tweets") on Twitter. (Don't forget to follow SFoodie on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news and headlines from us.) We thought this was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2009

    Snacktion: 4505 Meats' Chicharrones

    Name: ChicharronesBrand: 4505 MeatsOrigin: San FranciscoFound at: Coffee Bar (1890 Bryant)Cost: $3.50Ingredients: Pork, sugar, chili, saltWhy I bought it: I missed out on getting a bag of these pork rinds homemade by local chef Ryan Farr one night when they were given out at Mission Street Food, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Mission Street Food's Inauguration Gala and Charity Work

    Mission Street Food is sharing in the country's revelry of Inauguration Day by making this week's installment a dedication to the election of Barack Obama, including a "Rocket's Red Glare" salad, remixes on classics like mac & cheese, BBQ and beans 'n weenies and even Baracky Road and I Have a D ... More >>

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