Evans Farm in Lewis Center has recently welcomed a new addition to its culinary landscape: Prime + Vine. This unique establishment, which has opened its doors at 5915 Evans Farm Drive, is not just a butcher shop but also a wine bar, offering a novel experience for food and wine enthusiasts. Owner Jeff Gaylor’s venture combines his passion for quality meats with a sophisticated selection of wines, curated by sommelier David Kusz.
Locally Sourced Excellence
Prime + Vine stands out for its commitment to locally sourced produce. The butcher shop prides itself on offering Ohio-sourced meats, including the luxurious American wagyu beef, raised on Gaylor’s own ranch near Howard in Knox County. This dedication to local sourcing extends to their offerings of Berkshire pork and free-range chicken, supplied by Woodruff Farm in Urbana. The emphasis on local produce not only supports Ohio’s agriculture but also ensures fresh, high-quality meats for customers.
A Wine Lover’s Haven
Complementing the butcher shop is the wine bar aspect of Prime + Vine. With a selection handpicked by sommelier and educator David Kusz, the wine bar offers a range of choices to satisfy both novice and seasoned wine enthusiasts. The presence of two NAPA Technology wine-tasting machines adds a unique interactive element, allowing customers to sample wines before committing to a purchase. This feature is a thoughtful addition that enhances the overall customer experience.
Operating Hours and Accessibility
Prime + Vine caters to a diverse clientele with its convenient operating hours. While closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, the meat shop is open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Wednesday to Sunday. The wine bar operates from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM from Wednesday to Friday and extends its hours from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. This schedule accommodates various lifestyles, whether one is looking to shop for premium meats during the day or enjoy a relaxed evening at the wine bar.
More than Just a Shop
The concept of Prime + Vine reflects a growing trend in the culinary world, where establishments are merging different aspects of food and beverage to offer a comprehensive experience. This butcher shop and wine bar combo invites patrons to explore the intricacies of food and wine pairings, making it more than just a place to shop but a destination for culinary discovery.