Red Hog is Louisville’s first whole animal butcher shop, featuring meats from local farms committed to sustainable, humane, and ethical farming practices. Available as fresh cuts, cooked or cured, in the butcher shop and on the cafe menu.
Owned and operated by Kit Garrett and Bob Hancock of Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe, Red Hog focuses on animals from our immediate region, and operates as both a retail space and casual restaurant with a chalkboard menu. Everything from butchery, sausage making, and charcuterie to making stocks and soups is executed in house.
The retail shop stocks a selection of fresh cuts of beef, pork, chicken and lamb, as well
as tasty house-made treats from these animals. Red Hog also features a rotating selection of artisanal cheeses, Blue Dog bread, prepared foods, items off the rotisserie, and a limited array of complementary grocery items, like pickles, olive oil, mustards, vinegars and relishes.
Built around the love of cooking with live fire, Red Hog's exposed kitchen is focused on
a wood burning pizza oven and large wood fired grill and hearth. Guests can expect to find a constantly changing menu of charcuterie, cheese, sausages, pizzas, sandwiches, barbecue, soups and stews, grilled meats and vegetables, and anything else imaginable. The full bar features classic and specialty cocktails, food friendly wine, and a variety of bottled, canned and draft beer.
While the seating inside is cozy, Red Hog's outdoor courtyard offers additional
seating. When the weather is nice, the garage doors open to create a delightful