One Saturday a month I get up and drive nearly 100 miles round trip to go and purchase some of the best meat in Missouri.
About 5 miles south of Freeburg Missouri is The Butcher Shop LLC
Even with gas at $3.60 a gallon it is worth the gas money and the time investment.
What we buy most of is their frozen beef in 1 pound tubes for ~$3.25 a pound. It is not marked but the beef has to be 90% lean. I hardly ever have to drain it after browning. The same thing in the supermarket in town here cost me $4.00 a pound.
They also have a wide variety of sausages they make in the store. Their breakfast sausages variety are awesome (we love the maple) but they make some of the best Italian sausage I have had.
One of the best things they sell is their hotwings that they make in house.
They are literally some of the best hot wings I eat. They are nearly as good as my favorite hot wings ever.