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A Peek Inside Curtis Stone's Hollywood Butcher Shop

Gwen's front facing butcher shop opens tomorrow on Sunset Blvd

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

The Stones (Curtis and brother Luke) love meat so much they decided to open the best butcher shop in Los Angeles. While the jury's out as to whether the meat palace known as Gwen will indeed reign supreme when it opens tomorrow in Hollywood, the ambition is certainly there. And the meats coming out of the butcher will largely drive the culinary conversation for the restaurant sitting behind the shop.

Curtis Stone first fell in love with European-style butcher shops while working with Marco Pierre White in London. The aim was to create a similar, everyday-style meat counter with chops, game, and locally-sourced prodct. Two star butchers, Alex Jermasek (Belcampo) and Daniel Roderfeld (Eataly), bring years of retail experience and whole animal butchery. In addition to charcuterie, terrines, salami, prosciutto and more, they'll be offering Australia's famed Blackmore Wagyu beef, with the highest marbled cuts reserved specifically for Gwen.

The restaurant portion has already started taking reservations via Tock beginning in August, though an official debut is currently scheduled for some time in July.

Hours run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, until 10 p.m. on other days except Sunday, whereupon things shut down by 4 p.m.

6600 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA