A new spot to eat, drink, and gather is now open in Caledonia!

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Butcher Block Social Now Open in Caledonia, Mich.

Good news, meat lovers! A new restaurant smoking and grilling up all the meats has arrived in West Michigan.

The owners of Wildwood Family Farm and Saladino Smoke have joined forces bring a new restaurant and tap house, Butcher Block Social, to 9900 Cherry Valley Road in Caledonia.

Grand opening day is August 16, 2023.

Here's a look at the inside:

Butcher Block Social, Facebook
Butcher Block Social, Facebook
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Butcher Block's owners say,

Our vibe of no reservations and open seating, communal tables may take a little getting used to at first, but we hope you join us to EAT. DRINK. and most importantly, GATHER. With family, old friends, or hey, maybe meet a few new ones! Linger, graze, and stay awhile. All are welcome at our communal tables and we hope to meet and gather with you all at some point during your visits.

Food at Butcher Block Social

Pitmaster and owner Mike Saladino is cooking Butcher Block Social's array of meats low and slow in wood-burning pits and grills.

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Saladino Smoke, Facebook
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According to a post to the new restaurant's Facebook page, it's "old school BBQ, smoked for days using Michigan hardwoods of oak, apple, cherry, and hickory."

For meats you'll find brisket, pulled pork, and chicken quarters. You can also get chicken fingers or pulled pork or brisket sandwiches. There will also be specials like Tri-tip, beef and pork ribs, smoked turkey, pork chops, and sausage.

Saladino Smoke/ Butcher Block Social, Facebook
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Sides include baked beans, cheese potatoes, cornbread casserole, mac and cheese, tots, street corn and coleslaw.

Coming soon - salads and charcuterie boards from Wildwood Farms.

Saladino Smoke/ Butcher Block Social, Facebook
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The custom grazing boards will be made with meats, local cheese, and seasonal fresh veggies and fruits from Wildwood Farms and homemade breads, spreads, and jams from local artisans.

The late night menu - 9p.m. to 11p.m.- includes wings, tots, pretzels and cheese, and homemade pork rinds.

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Butcher Block Social also plans to serve brunch starting mid-September.

See Butcher Block Social's menu here.

Follow Butcher Block Social on Facebook for any menu updates.

Drinks at Butcher Block Social

In addition to classics beers like PBR, Butcher Block social is also focusing on locally crafted beer, wine, and spirits.

You'll find:

  • A growing collection of over 200 bourbons
  • Wine from around the world by the glass or the bottle.
  • A seasonally rotating tap system of beers from Michigan and beyond.
  • Bloody Mary & Mimosa bars at Sunday brunch (starting mid-September).
  • Creative mocktails and NA beer options for those skipping the alcohol.

Rudy's Coffee Bar Inside Butcher Block Social

If that's not enough, you'll also find Rudy's Coffee Bar inside Butcher Block Social.

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Butcher Block Social, Facebook
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Rudy's serves coffee drinks, breakfast tacos, and bagels. The hours for the coffee shop are Monday through Friday 6:30a.m. to 4p.m. and Saturday 8a.m. to 12p.m.

Hours at Butcher Block Social

Butcher Block Social is open Monday through Thursday 11a.m. to 11p.m., and Friday and Saturday 11a.m. to 12p.m. (Kitchen closes at 9p.m., late night menu is 9p.m. to 11p.m.)

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