Jamie Stachowski is Now Serving Enormous Sandwiches in Georgetown (Pictures)

The meat maven’s long-awaited brick-and-mortar has opened with sausages, choice cuts, and a menu of leviathan lunch items.

By: Anna Spiegel

"Ask your butcher . . ." How many times have you seen that in a recipe and thought, "What butcher?"

Well now you have one.

Georgetowners love their fancy meats, as it turns out. One of Stachowski's main challenges has been keeping foodstuffs in stock.

Fans of local farmers markets may recognize chef/mad-meat-genius Jamie Stachowski from the stand where he hawks kielbasa, Italian, and bratwurst sausages. Those same sausages can be found filling the glass-enclosed cases at Stachowski's new shop, which opened just over a week ago on Georgetown's 28th Street, NW, in the former Griffin Market space. Neighboring the fresh forcemeats are carnivorous delights--many from local farms--like dry-aged short-ribs and Kansas strip steaks, pork loin chops, and pig trotters. There's also a variety of prepared items: cherrywood-smoked chickens, duck prosciutto, Irish bacon, cured salmon, and chili-rubbed coppa.

The ginormous grinder features a layer each of salami, coppa, mortadella, and sopressata.

High-top tables at the shop are the spot for digging into massive sandwiches listed on a chalkboard. Stachowski's son, Josef--the shop's co-owner--recommends the turkey-avocado club, which sounds almost dainty alongside offerings like kielbasa with kraut and the "hot, big" pastrami. In fact, it's a double-decker monster, with crunchy bacon and piles of freshly-smoked turkey. Grab-and-go "TV dinners" are also on offer in the shop's fridge--platters include smoked chicken, asparagus, and potato gratin or a hearty lasagna.

A sandwich with kielbasa--made in the classic Polish style--is among the offerings.

If you have meat in mind that's not stocked in the shop, speak up. Stachowski is already taking special orders for items like sweetbreads and bacon-wrapped Muscovy duck. Just ask your butcher.

Stachowski's. 1425 28th St., NW; 202-506-3125. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 8 PM, Sunday from 11 AM to 6 PM.