For the past several months, Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling, the minds behind The Blind Butcher and Goodfriend Burger Bar, have been teasing Goodfriend Package, a new beer store and sandwich shop for East Dallas. The project has since been delayed, but the meaty new concept will finally open its doors this Wednesday.
In addition to a selection of more than 600 craft beers and a "small, well-curated wine list," Goodfriend Package Store will also offer up full breakfast and lunch menu, featuring housemade ingredients from Blind Butcher’s Chef Oliver Sitrin.
The original plan was to offer take-out sausages and meats from The Blind Butcher that diners could take home and prepare themselves, but those plans are currently on hold.
"We will be selling Butcher sausages eventually, just not right at the beginning," says co-owner Matt Tobin. "We’re trying to give it a month or so to accurately gauge how much meat we are going to need to satisfy the menu, then we’ll have a much better of idea of how much extra product needs to be made to satisfy the by-the-pound customer."
In the meantime, you’ll find Blind Butcher products used in Goodfriend Package’s sandwiches and breakfast offerings, including cured ham and turkey, scrapple, bacon, Butcher’s mustard, and of course, the restaurant’s famous hand-cranked sausage. For breakfast, you can dig into The Scrambler, an epic breakfast creation that involves sausage, bacon, scrapple and scrambled egg served over potato hash.
At lunch, you can dig into Blind Butcher smoked and cured ham with cheddar on sourdough, or the restaurant’s take on a Reuben, made with Beeman Ranch corned beef, housemade sauerkraut, and "Million Island" dressing on rye.
According to Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling, they’re still waiting on a shipment of beer to finish readying Goodfriend Package. If that shipment arrives on time, Goodfriend Package will begin serving breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday until they run out of food.