Ben Runkle started Salt & Time in 2010 and began selling the first artisan dry cured meats produced in Texas at Austin farmers' markets. A mutual friend introduced him to Bryan Butler and the two set out to open Austin's first butcher shop committed to sourcing whole animals directly from Texas ranchers. That dream became a reality in February 2013 when they opened Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria in East Austin.

“One of the crowning achievements of America’s recent charcuterie boom.”

- Bon Appetit Magazine 

“A determined focus on quality and provenance.”

- Wall Street Journal

One of “the 21 Essential Hamburgers in America”