The Edmond Sun

Food

November 28, 2011

CHEF DAVE: The Meat House is a gourmet lover’s dream

EDMOND — Edmond has its first gourmet meat market. I first learned of this market because I bank next to the market. They took two-thirds of my bank, put up a wall and built out a meat extravaganza. The Meat House opened just under a month ago at 2249 W. Danforth Rd. in Edmond, and business couldn’t be better.

The Meat House is owned by four private investors who live in Edmond and is run by James Kraham, the director of operations. As I entered the store straight ahead is a meat case filled with Boars Head Meats. For those who are unfamiliar, Boars Head is the premier of all cold cuts and cheeses.

Next to the deli meats and cheese are premade foods, from meatloaf to pasta salads, and all are created by their very own chefs. What makes these premade foods stand out is The Meat House encourages all dishes to be made using the recipes from the chef that prepares them. So each dish has a unique touch.

Standing at the meat counter it’s a good 20 feet of nothing but pure meat bliss. If you can dream it they probably have it. If they don’t have it, they will get it.

“If it’s not illegal or unethical we go out of our way to get it for you,” Kraham said with confidence. The meat case contains all things beef, pork, chicken and buffalo have to offer. From steaks, homemade sausage and bacon, all meats are only of the highest standards. They only sell USDA Top Choice and Prime beef; in addition they have dry- and wet-aged beef.

The final case has fresh fish and seafood. The market even has its own tank that holds live lobsters and crab ready to be cooked to your liking. All fish and seafood comes in fresh daily and nothing is ever frozen.

If the meats weren’t enough, the store carries in my estimation more than 80 percent Made in Oklahoma foods and sauces. Don’t let the size of the store fool you. This store is filled from top to bottom with food to please even the pickiest of eaters. The dessert items are brought in from local bakeries such as Cup Cakes To Go Go and Valerie’s.

An exclusive to The Meat Market, they are also selling Prairie Thunder Bakery breads, and life doesn’t get any better than that. They even have a specialty cheese section as well as a refrigerated case with fresh salsas and the like.

For those with exotic taste they even have exotic meats such as alligator and frog legs. For those sample-hungry folks they have plenty of samples of foods to try before you buy.

I for one am glad that Edmond has this amazing meat market just a few miles from most of us. It’s good to know that a company like The Meat House has joined in making Edmond a great place to live.

Cook Smart…

Text Only
Food
  • Tips for summer grilling safety

    When it comes to summer fun, one thing many families enjoy is cooking on the grill. Whether it is charcoal or gas, there is something that definitely says summer when grilling.

    July 28, 2014

  • Beaujolais: The Greatest Secret in Wine

    One hundred years ago, the Wine Society, a wine club in London, offered its members a Beaujolais from the appellation of Moulin à Vent for $29 per case. It offered cases of Burgundy from the appellations of Beaune and Pommard for around $36 each.

    July 28, 2014

  • Shopping smarter for family necessities can help the environment

    There’s a growing trend among consumers to make choices reflecting the goals and values that matter to them most.  In fact, two out of five people say they’re more inspired to try a natural product that does something good for themselves, their family and the planet, according to a recent study conducted by Toluna for natural products brand Tom’s of Maine.

    July 21, 2014

  • Back to school lunch Build a better bag

    Brown bag lunches and back to school go hand in hand. As you’re gearing up for the start of a new school year, it’s the perfect time to stock the pantry with healthy sack lunch options and after school snacks, too.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kids Cook Simple ways canned foods get children cooking

    When it comes to teaching children about healthy eating habits, there’s no better classroom than the kitchen.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Garden Vegetable Spring Rolls The Canebrake offers summer recipe for Garden Vegetable Spring Rolls

    The Canebrake, a destination hotel and spa in Wagoner, is offering the following recipe from its restaurant for Garden Vegetable Spring Rolls with Avocado Wasabi Puree.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fruits and Veggies Tips to increase your fruit and vegetable intake

    It’s no secret that the vitamins and minerals found in fruits and vegetables are a key to good health — from building immunity, to decreasing inflammation, to helping you maintain a healthy weight.
    Luckily, there are many ways to ensure you incorporate a sufficient amount of produce in your diet to fuel your day and help you feel great.

    June 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Comic books and thoroughbreds, inspired by wine

    Outside the Bay Area, few wine enthusiasts realize that California’s wine scene is incredibly welcoming.

    June 23, 2014

  • Wines of the West slated for June 7

    Stockyards City presents the fifth annual Wines of the West festival on Saturday. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. and features wine tasting in an Old West environment. The stockyards area of Oklahoma City has been active for more than 100 years offering western wear, entertainment and ambience. Stockyards City is on the National Register of Historic Places and still has weekly live cattle auctions.
    Ten wineries will provide samples of a variety of locally produced wines. The wineries participating are: Plain View Winery, Stable Ridge Winery, Wood & Waters, Oak Hills Winery, The Range Winery, Whirlwind Winery, Summerside Winery, Canadian River Winery, Base Vines and Cattle and Wakefield Winery. Tasting will be available as visitors browse retail shops in Stockyards City. Food vendors will be set up in the street for convenience.

    June 3, 2014

  • Wine tasting event raises awareness about Y’s international programs

    The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City will present its eighth annual international wine taste event, A Taste Of Culture, at Café do Brazil on Sunday. The event helps raise funds to support the Y’s international partnerships with YMCAs in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; the Czech Republic; Valparaiso, Chile; the Mexican Federation of Ys; and the Sioux Indians

    June 2, 2014