Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Meat Lover
What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Meat Lover.
Photos courtesy Joe's Real BBQ, Amazon, and Etsy.
We all know that person. The person whose love affair with meat is much more than just a dinner preference. His or her deep-seated passion for all things carnivore has marinated over the years, seasoned with cookouts, barbecues, and the impulse purchase of a meat smoker. For the protein partisan in your life, we've put together a list of savory gifts that any serious meat-lover would enjoy.
Gift card to Joe's Real BBQ
Thanks to Joe Johnston and the founding of Liberty Market, Joe's Farm Grill, and of course, Joe's Real BBQ, Gilbert has become a destination for hungry locals in search of honest-to-god real food. Joe's Real BBQ cooks its meat in Oyler pits that burn locally grown pecan wood , delivering signature flavor in an atmosphere that speaks to Arizona's agricultural history- no wonder it's been the go-to meating spot for almost 15 years.
Vintage Cow Diagram Print
Courtesy Etsy seller: missive
Just because you eat those animals doesn't mean you have to live like them. Add some much needed decor to your kitchen while still professing your love of all things meat with a letterpress beef cuts chart from Etsy ($24). It's straightforward, simple, and a much better alternative to hanging photos of the real thing. Trust us.
Gift card to Hobe Meats
That's right, another gift card -- because your loved ones are not likely to appreciate a rotting T-bone steak sealed in snowflake wrapping paper.
Hobe Meats attests to a time when not everything was built into one-stop shopping. And if you're wondering why you shouldn't just get your meat from whatever generic grocery is closest to you, try asking the butcher behind the counter some detailed follow up questions. When he shoots a blank stare, you'll have your answer.
Hobe Meats offers a wide selection of cuts by a staff that's so knowledgable, they even blog about it. At Hobe, you can purchase gift cards at any value you see fit, and even ask for some tips on cooking your own holiday meal (assuming there's meat in it).