by Kat Robinson
Mail order meat is not the be-all and end-all of holiday meat procurement. Downtown Little Rock is now home to a smorgasbord of traditional holiday meat choices, thanks to Kent Berry and his burgeoning meat counter in the River Market’s Oppenheimer Hall.
Kent’s Downtown is an extension of The Meat Shoppe, the Gravel Ridge mainstay where savory meats can be picked up or eaten for lunch. Berry’s stores carry Petit Jean meats and his own barbecue sauce, perfect for ribs or pork roast.
Homemade summer sausages, Andouille, pork butt and beef brisket are also items you might consider putting in your basket.
KENT’S DOWNTOWN/THE MEAT SHOPPE. Pork loin, pork butt, Italian pork roast, Andouille, summer sausage, beef brisket, and a pork-friendly barbecue sauce. Order on-site at the store or call Kent Berry and ask for shipping possibilities. RANGE: By the pound, ranging from $2.99 for pork chops to $4.99 for Italian pork roast on up. ONLINE: www.meatshoppe.com. PHONE: (501) 833-2100. STORE: Oppenheimer Hall at the River Market, The Meat Shoppe at 14509 Highway 107 Suite A in Jacksonville.