Name: Jeffrey Butler
Where do you live? Lewellyn Park, West Orange
When did you move there? 2013
Where did you grow up? Egg Harbor City , NJ
How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a Chef and Charcutier, now with my business: Butler and the Board. I hand make small batches of sausages, pates, and various other cured items. We deliver locally to Montclair and surrounding towns. We are also working on opening a Montclair location.
Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, beer, whiskey
What’s your idea of a perfect weekend day? Cooking a whole roasted chicken on my wood burning rotisserie and relaxing by a lake.
What’s your favorite local restaurant? Fox and Falcon in South Orange
What’s on your nightstand? Pocket knife, Popular Mechanics, watch, chapstick
What are you listening to? Podcasts from Conan O’Brien, Mark Maron, NPR, and anything Bruce Springsteen
What are your current indulgences? Ben & Jerry’s non-dairy ice cream
What talent you would most like to have? Patience
What’s the worst-kept (or best-kept!) secret about your town? Sam’s Place, best fried chicken in West Orange
What do you hope they say about you at your funeral? He was lucky to have a good family.