Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of meat and sausage at Hirsch's Specialty Meats in Plano.
Voted Best Butcher Shop in 2010 by D Magazine , Hirsch's Specialty Meats serves up a cornucopia of high-quality protein to satisfy discriminating palates. Hirsch's experienced meat carvers cut rumps and roasts to any specification, creating mouthwatering steaks, sandwich-ready slices, and the perfect meat sheets for food origami. Serve a feast of choice-grade beef rib eye ($10.99/lb.) and baby-back pork ribs ($6.99/lb.), or surprise the vagrant who lives in the garage with a platter full of fresh sausage ($4.99/lb.). Made on-site, sausages loll in the aroma of the smoke room’s different types of wood, which impart encased meats with every flavor, including pecan, sassafras, and sweet maple, on pork's toothsome taste rainbow.