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Pickin' Porkers
09-17-2012, 04:25 PM
Where are the decent meat suppliers or butcher shops following I-40 from North Carolina or in/around Bentonville, AK to load up for the Sams Club finals?????

Pigs on Fire
09-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Where have you been buying your meat at to get to this point??

Pickin' Porkers
09-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Typically brisket is purchased online but I hear the higher quality brisket is cheaper in the Midwest so I wanted to stock up for future contest.....aging if you will on brisket. The chicken I use is available out that way.....Ribs I will bring which are fresh and never frozen....and Pork... that's the $64,000 question

EMTTLC
09-17-2012, 07:30 PM
Check with Lee McWright. He is the owner of House of Hickory in Nashville. He supplies meat for a number of competition teams and competes himself. www.houseofhickorybbq.com or (615)226-6266

chrisnjenn
09-17-2012, 09:54 PM
AK is the abbreviation for Alaska.
AZ is the abbreviation for Arizona.
AR is the abbreviation for Arkansas.

Arkansas was a state long before the other two.

Sorry, but pet peeve of mine.

Dan - 3eyzbbq
09-18-2012, 07:10 AM
Last year the local Sams stocked up on some competition quality meat including prime briskets. I already had our meat, but I remember saying that I would have been happy buying our stuff there.

They also delivered garnish to the comp after we said we had trouble finding it. They took good care of everybody.

Pickin' Porkers
09-18-2012, 07:28 AM
AK is the abbreviation for Alaska.
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AR is the abbreviation for Arkansas.



You are correct! My Bad!

sitnfat
09-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Yeah last year the local Sams there had a good selection of meats. They will have a lot out on the shelf we finally found a guy in the meat department with enough walking around since to bring out more cases till we saw what we liked. If you drink beer don't wait till you get there to buy it. It's not sold in stores.

jacksons31
09-18-2012, 10:20 AM
If you drink beer don't wait till you get there to buy it. It's not sold in stores.


15 mins north or south of bentonville you can pick up all you want, just fyi


also, lou's meat market has fresh spares and butts. they also usually have a case or three i can sort through to get the ones i want. they are located right off I-40 in pottsville, ar. Also, as many have said sams will be stocked up.

INmitch
09-18-2012, 01:15 PM
The Sams in Bentonville last year had some wagyu briskets. But they were really thin. Also there were some butts with HUGE money muscles that dumba$$ me didn't buy.:mad2:

Pickin' Porkers
09-18-2012, 01:27 PM
If you drink beer don't wait till you get there to buy it. It's not sold in stores.

Geesh, THAT is good information to know. Is this a dry county in this day and age????

trolleytime
09-18-2012, 10:21 PM
Pickin', it is actually a dry county for now. If you're traveling north on I-540 you will pass through Washington county (Fayetteville and Springdale) which is very wet and you can stock up. If you're coming from Missouri, there are a couple of big liquor stores right on the border. Macadoodles is the best one to shop at on the Missouri side. Hopefully this is the last year Benton County is the "wettest" dry county in Arkansas.

sitnfat
09-19-2012, 08:07 AM
The beer store we went to had a great selection even had PBR pints. It's just a pain to have to drive to get after you set up 15 minutes to and fro 15+ min in the store is 45min+\- is a lot of time spent getting beer

barnburner
09-19-2012, 06:36 PM
I've heard a lot of people say they get their meat down there from Richard's market in Fayetteville.