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 $10, you get $20 worth of meat at John's Butcher Shoppee's locations in Charlack and Festus.
John's Butcher Shoppee cuts prime slabs of classic meat favorites and carries exotic meats such as boar, elk, and ostrich. Prices on meaty staples fluctuate weekly, with current deals posted on the website. Carnivores can expect to find bountiful boneless rib-eye steaks and succulent racks of baby spare ribs ready for the grill. Prevent a dog from burying poultry in the backyard with boneless chicken breast, or sup on exotic meats such as ground bison ($10.99/lb.) and ground ostrich ($13.39/lb.). Flavorful specialty brats appease hungry patrons at the shop's Festus location.
John's Butcher Shoppee
Most butcher shops cut your meat for you, but few give you the skills to cut it yourself. For the experts at John’s Butcher Shoppee, sharing their skills is just a part of serving their community, something they’ve been doing for more than 38 years. The expert butchers set up shop at local Cabela’s locations, where they lead sessions on how to process deer into steaks, sausages, and ground meat. Back at their two locations, customers load up on homemade sausage, tender pork chops, and exotic meats such as elk, bison, and ostrich. The owners of the family business are often behind the counter, and take the time to cut or karate-chop a steak or pork chop to a customer’s desired size for no extra charge. Regular customers also take note of the butcher’s weekly meat raffle, dubbed Meat-O, wherein one lucky customer wins $25 in free meat to be served or bathed in however they see fit.