Founding Tel Aviv's 'Meat-and-greet' Scene

The new Carmel Market shop opened by Lawyer-turned-butcher Yaniv Bar-Nur combines quality meat and a social meeting place.

Friday, 8:00 A.M., the meat alley in Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market. Yaniv Bar-Nur opens the door of the iron smoker at the end of the street. “It’s sexy,” the butcher-attorney says, gazing hungrily at the clouds of smoke enveloping the crowns of lamb ribs, briskets and golden-brown chickens resting on the inferno’s shelves. The soft rustling of the coals is music to his ears.