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Let’s start with the fact that I’m a card carrying carnivore.
Red meat. White meat. The other white meat. Dark meat. Pink meat. Brown canada goose outlet meat. Any canada goose uk black friday and all manner of flesh of the farm animal. Or, as the sous chefs de cuisine like to call it these days canada goose clearance protein.
No bones about it, apart from the occasional T bone, I consider myself a picky eater. This canada goose outlet store uk inclination comes from experience. Growing up, my mother would never have described herself as one who derived personal enjoyment from cooking and the result was bland, uninspiring fare. Though, to this day, owing to my experience with Mom’s fav standby (canned Del Monte Cut Green Beans), I prefer mushy veggies over crunchy ones.
Etched into the picky eater’s consciousness: Crunchy = not done.
I’d wrestle canada goose outlet store with Mom’s gristle Canada Goose Parka infused, pan canada goose https://www.zoetermeerinbeeld.nl outlet online uk fried lower end steak cuts and wonder, is this all there is? It was only after leaving home and experiencing better cuts of meat that my pickiness gained purchase and stuck. Today at Harry’s, I don’t even need a menu. Filet Mignon Royale. Medium. Hot pink center. Iceberg wedge with tomato bacon ranch dressing.
We picky eaters tend to find a winner and stick with it.
So, the fact that we now have a shop in Manhattan that sells nothing but high end meat is cause for celebration.
The fact that the new meat market is owned by some personal friends is just gravy on the mushy taters. Three or four years ago, coming home from a Royals game with dear friends, the conversation turned to, if you could do anything for a living, what would it be? Our friend said he’d always dreamed of owning a butcher shop.
We all have dreams. Few of us act on them.
Our friend shared his idea with a targeted group, each bringing a different skill set to the canadian goose jacket butcher block. One guy deciphers spreadsheets and canada buy canada goose jacket goose factory outlet is fluent in finance, another knows his way around steers, hogs and lambs. One is creative and fulfilling his dream, another has successfully maneuvered the land mines of small business startups and the fifth is a natural born salesperson.
It’s the perfect storm of protein proficiency.
I don’t think they did a formal market analysis, other than anecdotal, word of mouth and the all important gut feeling. But it’s a gut feeling grounded in the clear eyed truth about our community: Despite a demographic, generational and cultural evolution happening all around us, Manhattan will always be a community dominated canada goose outlet by a land grant institution.
It’s getting further canada goose coats on sale away chronologically, but most of us trace our meat loving upstream to men and women who raised livestock, or crops that fed livestock.
Speaking of evolving societal norms, when I first met my wife, I was the griller in our family, for one simple, if sexist, reason. I’m the guy.
Societal expectations notwithstanding, after suffering through my burnt to a delicate crisp on the outside, raw on the inside filets, she offered to take a crack at the tongs and spatula. I mean, the woman judged meat in 4 H and FFA and was content to allow the results to speak for official canada goose outlet themselves. Turns out there’s more to grilling than red meat meets fire. Who knew? I’ll never go near a grill again. She’s that good.
The shop is in the old Willie’s Sports Bar space (where I used to go for killer white meat chicken strips, btw) and is called Manhattan Meat Market. canada goose uk shop What they lacked in creativity they made up canada goose outlet black friday for in alliteration and simplicity. I wasn’t in the room when they named their shop, but can imagine the convo.
Where will it be? Uh Manhattan? What do we intend to sell? Let’s go with meat. What kind of a place is it? Pretty sure it’s a market.
My wife’s already made one visit. Had canada goose outlet reviews some beef cuts ground into custom hamburgers and canada goose outlet sale brought home some filets, lobster tails, pork canada goose outlet canada chops and a refrigerator magnet. Pretty sure those lobster tails are not indigenous to Kansas, but this is the part where I let go, trust the system, my friends’ gut feelings and clear eyed truth.
It’s a bright new day for card carrying carnivores in Manhattan. Truth be told, I really don’t need to carry another card. Between my Dillons Plus, HyVee Fuel Saver, now outdated Carmike Cinemas rewards and Enterprise car rental VIP cards, my wallet runneth over.
I’m perfectly content to be a picky eating refrigerator magnet canada goose coats carrying carnivore.
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