Pick Up Your St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef From These Upper West Side Butcher Shops

Thanks to your beautiful Sagamore kitchen, you can bring the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day home with you with a dinner of corned beef and cabbage! But first, you’re going to have to stop by one of our Upper West Side butcher shops – luckily, we have tons to choose from here in the neighborhood.

Did you know that the tradition of corned beef and cabbage actually started with Irish immigrants in NYC? Ireland doesn’t even eat it! Back in the 1800s, when Irish immigrants were coming over by the boatload to America, most were too poor to afford meat from the American butcher shops. Taking pity on the new immigrants, many Jewish butcher shops living in the same neighborhood as the Irish gave them their cheapest cuts and leftovers of their meat – which often ended up being corned beef! This food tradition is celebrated on an Irish holiday, but it’s more American than Irish!

Schatzie Prime Meats, located at 2665 Broadway, New York which is a five minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is a stalwart butcher shop known for prime and organic meats, plus sandwiches made with house cuts.

Schatzie believes a big part of taking care of customers is selling you only the “best of the best” and that means USDA prime beef, the highest possible beef grade available. They won’t settle for anything less – for themselves or for their customers, most of whom are true epicureans and know where to find the best of everything when it comes to eating. 

Harlem Shambles, located at 2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York which is eight minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a stylish shop for high-quality, house-butchered beef, lamb, pork, poultry and more.

Harlem Shambles works with a handful of New York farms to bring customers all-natural meat they can feel good about. They embrace the whole animal philosophy, and their classically trained butchers provide customers with the freshest custom cuts with minimal waste.

Schatzie Prime Meats

2665 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(212) 410-1555

Harlem Shambles

2141 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026

(646) 476-4650

Celebrate National Margarita Day at These Local Restaurants

It may not be feeling much like the tropics here on the Upper West Side, but that won’t matter much on Feb. 22 when it’s National Margarita Day! Regardless of the weather, you can celebrate near your Sagamore apartment at our local eateries with a top-notch margarita.

Check out these Latin restaurants and bars here on the Upper West Side on Feb. 22 for a drink which will be just what the doctor ordered as we make our way through the winter – you may not need that cold weather getaway after all!

Santa Fe, located at 73 W 71st St, New York which is nine minutes from your Sagamore apartment, is a cozy neighborhood standby where Southwestern cuisine is accompanied by potent margaritas.

Enjoying margaritas at Santa Fe has been an Upper West Side tradition for over 35 years. You will probably agree with New York Magazine that they have “New York’s best frozen margarita!” Whether you like them on the rocks, straight up or frozen, they’re always crisp and fresh and they add tasty new margaritas and cocktails to their drink menu regularly.

Cilantro, located at 485 Columbus Ave, New York which is an eight minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a lively Southwestern cafe which dishes out generous portions of grub and pairs them with large margaritas.

Cilantro serves delicious courses packing vibrant, bold flavors, with a modern twist. Their pleasant in-restaurant and take-out dining experience will transport your senses just south of the border.

Santa Fe

73 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023

(212) 724-0822


 485 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

(212) 712-9090