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Old 01-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Do you use a "real" butcher?

How many of you actually shop at a meat market and not the grocery store? I've really become irritated with the lack of knowledge, support, and variety of the grocery store "meat market". I asked the "butcher" at the grocery store yesterday if he had any short ribs. A painfull, puzzled face said "yeah, I have some, but after they did that article in the paper, the price jumped to $5.95 a lb. They really arn't worth that, but I'll cut 'em for 'ya if you want". (In the display case was lamb chops for $16.00 a pound.) So, if he doesn't cut and display them, what will he do with them? That's the sort of service I've been subjected to for a long time. How 'bout you?

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #2
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Yes. I'm blessed to have a "real" butcher. They've been in business for almost 80 years and have the most beautiful meats. Their short ribs are to die for. Their meats are trimmed beautifully, which means I am getting value for my $$$. Their prices are, in most cases, less expensive than my area grocery stores, even Wal-Mart.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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I love the local meat market here. Not only is the meat fresh (an actual butcher in the back cuts it up all day), but more often than not they actually beat the prices of the national chains in the area (Wal-Mart, Shop & Save, Giant Eagle, etc.), and a MUCH better product. I don't know how they do it, but they do!
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The closest thing we have to a "real" butcher is a little mom & pop grocery about 20 miles from here. They have some of the best meat around here. There is similar store here in town, come to think of it, and I have bought some meat there as well.

I have lived in South Carolina for so long that I forgot that in California our grocery stores didn't just have packaged meats, as they do here. I visited my family in California last year and did a double-take when I saw the huge meat cases, with a visible butcher. Our stores do have a butcher, but the meats are all packaged and put out on display. They will cut things to order for you, but I don't think most people know that, as it isn't advertised.

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:30 PM   #5
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No, there is not a butcher shop within a hundred miles of this little podunk town...but I would give an arm and a leg for one!
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:42 PM   #6
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When I was a kid there used to be 3 great mom and pop grocery stores in town with "real butchers" and great meat.

Now we are down to one, but they do great business and I don't see them going out of business anytime soon. They even deliver.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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No, there is not a butcher shop within a hundred miles of this little podunk town...but I would give an arm and a leg for one!
And, you're from KANSAS. Some of the best beef in the U S of A.
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I have 2 in my neighborhood but go seldom. The grocery stores have sales and are just so convenient !!!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:23 PM   #9
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I miss our butcher from back home. There's no actual butcher here but Harris Teeter has a guy that can cut meat but they don't have a choice in what they receive from corporate.
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And, you're from KANSAS. Some of the best beef in the U S of A.
Yep, our little mom and pop grocery store has the best beef in town! And the best pork too!
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