Ted’s Butcherblock Serving Breakfast

If questions submitted through the “Ask the Critic” field on the food section’s website are any indication, quick breakfasts are hard to find downtown – which could help explain why Ted’s Butcherblock is adding morning hours.

The meat and sandwich shop recently started serving bacon, sausages, fruits and Greek yogurt out of its truck from 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Tuesday-Saturday.  The truck is parked behind the store at 334 East Bay St.

Ted’s breakfast menu also includes egg sandwiches; corned beef hash; steak-and-eggs and an egg-and-vegetable bowl.

To learn more, visit tedsbutcherblock.com, or call 577-0094.

Ted’s Offers Sausage-Making Class

For eaters willing to buck the old cliché about never wanting to know how sausage is made, Ted’s Butcherblock this month is offering an interactive demo.

On Oct. 23, staffers of the downtown meat shop will show 12 diners how to prepare sausage and pâte. A $75 ticket to the 7:30 p.m. event includes beer, wine and a sausage dinner. To reserve, call 577-0094.

Ted’s Butcherblock Frying Up Plenty of Bacon For Block Party

How much bacon can you eat?

That’s not a rhetorical question. In conjunction with its annual block party on Oct. 12, Ted’s Butcherblock is staging a bacon-eating contest. Watch the retailer’s Facebook page for details.

In the meantime, here’s what we know about the eighth edition of the party: Ted’s is serving up more burgers, oysters and sausages and adding extra seats for the anticipated crowd. Outdoors, The Bushels will provide the bluegrass tunes. Indoors, the food samples will be free.

The block party runs from 12 noon- 5 p.m.