In days of yore, butchers occupied a central role in each community, providing townspeople with lean, hearty meat and schoolchildren with a wellspring of cleaver-related nightmares. Salute the sausage maker with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of custom-cut meat at Matador Meat & Wine in Plano.
Matador’s husband-and-wife cofounders preside over a savory kingdom of high-quality meats, which are custom-cut for each order. From the deep chasm of Matador’s meat locker, patrons summon slabs of Certified Angus rib eye ($20.79/lb.) or juicy beef tenderloin dry-aged in an on-site meat cooler ($28.69/lb.). T-bone steaks ($18.99/lb.) tenderized by the insightful haikus of Rocky Balboa serve as a formidable foundation for any home menu. The store’s meticulous meat mavens allow guests to specify a desired thickness and fat trim for each cut of scrupulously raised specialty carne. Made-from-scratch sausages hide payloads of pork and beef ($6.99+/lb.), or unending nesting dolls of smaller sausages. Though they are not included in this Groupon, more than 50 varieties of American wine line Matador’s high-ceilinged butcher shop, each handpicked by the owners, who also assist in wine-pairing consultations.
8200 Preston Rd.
Plano, Texas 75024