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The Meat House?

southernitalian Apr 20, 2010 01:29 PM

Not the greatest name for a store but it looks intriguing. They just opened not far from me. I checked their web site and they've got 18 stores, mostly in the northeast. I've never heard of it or read anything about it but I think I'm going to go check it out. Anyone been?

"Our Goods
The Meat House is the modern revival of the neighborhood butcher – only better!

The Meat House offers everything you need to prepare a complete gourmet meal that your family and friends will rave about.

We offer a wide selection of expertly butchered premium beef, poultry, veal, lamb, and pork, our legendary marinades, fine cheeses, fresh produce, artisan breads, prepared side dishes, Boar's Head Deli products, delectable desserts and pastries, and other gourmet grocery items. We also carry over 200 varieties of wines from around the world, which are hand selected by The Meat House's Certified Wine Educator*. "

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    mrsjoujou Apr 20, 2010 05:52 PM

    They are kind of over priced for meat and they use sugar in all their marinades. At least at Whole Foods they have sales on their meast, not at the Meat House.

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      ferret Apr 21, 2010 08:18 AM

      "Not the greatest name for a store but it looks intriguing."

      As opposed to something like "Pork Store"?

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        beachmouse Apr 21, 2010 08:47 AM

        There's a new store in the strip mall over by Best Buy that is called, I kid thee not, Beef Jerky Outlet. I think it might actually indeed be a chain.

      2. ScubaSteve Apr 21, 2010 06:42 PM

        i used to be a fan of the one near me but once cuts like and hangar and tri-tip went from in-the-case to Special Order staus i stopped going.

        although they do have dry-aged cuts in the case and i have found them to be of good quality and value.

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          Mattapoisett in LA Apr 25, 2010 12:04 PM

          I did notice that. We Went to the one in Franklin Ma looking for a Pot Roast and there was no Chuck, No Shaved Beef , no Flank Steak etc. it was odd.

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          artlee May 1, 2010 06:31 PM

          We have been twice. I have had the 45 day old dry aged strips --- outstanding, the filet -- outstanding, marinated shrimp -- ok, pork chops -- outstanding, chicken and beef kabobs -- outstanding, marinated steak tips -- outstanding, you get the picture.... I did not find the prices drastically more than Fresh Market and quality I thought was better. 25% of goods are local -- Nona's Backery, PAsta and Provision, etc. Great artisan pickles, good prices on larger containers of spices, frozen duck, ostrich, buffalo, and lots of other things. If you want to freeze something they will at no extra cost seal it up air free -- sorry, forget the terminology. Local dips, salsa, cheese spreads.

          I live in Huntersville and plan on making the trip 2 or 3 times a month to Ballantyne to fill up. Very friendly service. Very good product. If it is a bit more it is worth it IMHO.

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