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?
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*. "
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.
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.