The Barred Owl Butcher & Table is a unique hybrid butcher shop and restaurant owned by a trio of culinary experts based in the city of Columbia in Missouri.
Joshua Smith, Ben Parks and Brandy Hughes are creating the Butcher & Table establishment in the former offices of Inside Columbia Magazine. The restaurant itself will make use of the highest quality, locally sourced produce and meats. The menu will focus on American dishes.
Co-owner Smith points out that "we’re all Missourians so we’ve got our own sort of Missouri heritage, which at the same time is Midwestern and Southern in some ways", meaning a lot of classic Midwestern and Missourian flavor profiles will be on shop at the Butcher & Table.
Ultimately, the Butcher & Table aims to tap into the growing appetite for classic American cuisine made with a focus on local ingredients.