by Steven Doyle
Opened by the Sands family, the good people who owned the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and part of the Hunt family ranch, Rosewood which raises amazing beef, The Meat Shop is now in soft opening stage (means ‘pardon our dust’ in resto language). Get a sneak peek in the early days of opening of this quaint butcher shop located at 4410 West Lovers Lane in Dallas.
My visit netted a deliciously in-house smoked pastrami sandwich that was cheesy, smoky and just downright amazing. They sell prepared foods such as sandwiches, smoked potato salad, twice baked potato, tomato jam and pimento cheese. There is also a large cooler case of beef from the ranch at spirited prices.
Consider one of the most beautiful haunches of beef you may ever witness, a tomahawk ribeye, for a great price of 39.49 (prices may vary each day), or prime tenderloin for 38. This is for luxury grass-fed, grain-finished Wagyu beef . Unheard of at these prices. Other great deals include tri-tip for 12.99, and Duroc pork tenderloin for 13.99. They also offer airline chicken, the super cool boneless breast with the dangling drum.
The Meat Shop also offers a variety of smoked and cured meats that you may have only seen on restaurant menus. A whole host of these meats will get even the most stoic foodist a bit giddy.
They do smoke meats for in-house dining, there are a smattering of casual tables, or you may take these home and pretend to your neighbors that you are just this skilled at the smoker. Consider pastrami, brisket, baby backs, and chicken for your smoking pleasure.
real house-smoked pastrami
Look for plenty of local beers on tap and a few oddball domestics for carryout. Also enjoy some fun soft drinks such as the Dublins and my favorite, Cheerwine.
In a time where butchers are at a premium and the shops are nearly extinct, it is fine to scout out a new shop that offers excellent cuts and at such an amazing price point for prime. You will serious be amazed at the beauty of this beef.