Butcher Shop: Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions

Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions has turned into more than just a neighborhood butcher shop in Maplewood, Missouri. Owner Chris Bolyard hosts monthly burger battles between St. Louis’ top chefs (he provides the tallow fries) and offers daily sandwich specials such as housemade braunschweiger with green tomato chutney, red onion and arugula on local white bread. Drop in the shop and pick up meat, charcuterie or rotating housemade items like beer mustard, chicken-liver mousse or horseradish. Bolyard sources pasture-raised meats from regional farms including Vesterbrook Farm in Clarksville, Missouri; Buttonwood Farm in California, Missouri; and Circle B Ranch in Seymour, Missouri. You can also order weekly (or weekend) butcher boxes to feed the whole family. (Photo by Zach Bauman)

Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions, bolyardsmeat.com

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