Welcome to Greenwich Prime Meats
When longtime Greenwich steakhouse Manero’s and its accompanying butcher shop closed their doors for good in 2006, Sal Genario stepped in to fill the void.
Opening Greenwich Prime Meats at 100 Bruce Park Avenue in December of the same year, Genario and his then-partner “decided there was a need and a want for a good butcher shop” in town, he said.
“As a kid I would eat my steak [and be so particular about cutting it] that my mom would say, ‘You should be a surgeon,’” the White Plains, N.Y., native said.
Genario, now a Connecticut resident and sole owner of Greenwich Prime Meats, did become a surgeon of sorts—using his precision skills to carve cuts of meat on a daily basis.
“It’s funny how life goes on, where you end up,” he said, adding that he’d done “every job there ever was” before working with meat at the old steakhouse’s shop.
In addition to fresh cuts of beef, handpicked by Genario from the Hunts Point Meat Market in the Bronx, N.Y., Greenwich Prime Meats offers, among other items, steak sandwiches, Gorgonzola salads and garlic bread, all carryovers from Manero’s.
In fact, the steak tidbit wedge with fried onions and the shop’s signature steak sauce is one of Greenwich Prime Meat’s best sellers, its owner said. Also sold are a variety of pantry items, as well as dog bones, a favorite of the old Manero’s customers.
Prepared dishes, such as lasagna, chicken Marsala and chicken Francese, eggplant Parmesan and breadcrumb-stuffed chicken breast, are also available for purchase.