OKG eat: Ready, set, grill

Bill Kamp and a t-bone steak

Bill Kamp and a t-bone steak

What better way to celebrate your freedom than grilling it to perfection over an open flame? We’ve combed local meat markets for the best ingredients to make traditional burgers or brisket. Feeling more adventurous? Why not go for lamb or buffalo? Whatever your heart desires, local butchers will be more than happy to help you praise hot-off-the grill freedom.

Bill Kamp’s Meat Market
7310 N. Western Ave.
843-2455

The Kamp’s name has been synonymous with quality and customer service for 103 years. Kamp’s has a selection of delicious sides — try the chicken salad; it’s to die for — and a small deli with daily specials. The market is full of surprises, from locally sourced meats to the clean and well-stocked deli cases. Kamp’s also makes a great effort to stock locally made products, including Oklahoma-raised meats.

Lunch at Michoacan Meat Market

Lunch at Michoacan Meat Market

La Michoacana Meat Market
1125 SW 29th St.
lamichoacanameatmarket.com
635-1130

Swing by for cuts for your barbecue, and stay for lunch. You will find everything from traditional items like sirloin and cube steak to more unusual fare like lingua and barbacoa. You can even get pre-seasoned/marinated cuts for fajitas and grilling. There is also a deli that serves huge, custom-order burritos and a bakery where you can get traditional Latin sweets like pan dulce for prices that will surprise you.

Country Home Meat Market is known for their custom order cuts of meat

Country Home Meat Market is known for their custom order cuts of meat

Country Home Meat Co.
2775 E. Waterloo Rd.
countryhomemeats.com
341-0267

Country Home offers friendly service and excellent cuts of beef, pork and chicken. It also offers buffalo, a leaner alternative to beef. This meat market is home to one of the few custom processing plants in the metro, and it complies with the standards of certified humane slaughter. Staff will cure and/or smoke your meat for you and welcome visitors to check the place out.

Smoking spiral hams at Cusack Meats

Smoking spiral hams at Cusack Meats

Cusack Meats
301 SW 12th St.
cusackmeats.com
232-2114

The Cusack family has been operating in OKC since 1933 and proudly offers Certified Angus Beef as its staple. There are all manner of cuts, including steaks, roasts and briskets. It also offers a variety of items — including turkeys, hams, ribs and sausages — from its smoker. Call in advance or go and peruse the cases to stock up for your next grilling adventure.

The daily selection at Artisan's Pride Quality Meats

The daily selection at Artisan’s Pride Quality Meats

Artisan’s Pride Quality Meats
1965 W. Lindsey St., Norman
artisanspride.com
310-4130

This neighborhood butcher shop offers a wide selection of USDA certified beef as well as locally raised buffalo from Sandy Springs Farms in Hinton. You can also find rib-eye, jerky, summer sausage and ground buffalo. If you’re looking to change things up in the kitchen, Artisan’s takes custom orders for lamb, goose, duck and handmade uncured sausage in a variety of flavors such as country (breakfast), Italian and bratwurst.

Rhett cutting a ribye steak at Rhett's Meat Market in Oklahoma City.

Rhett cutting a ribye steak at Rhett’s Meat Market in Oklahoma City.

Rhett’s Meat Market
9300 N. May Ave.
rhettsmeatmarketokc.com
752-2874

The star of the show here is Rhett’s Sterling Silver Premium Beef; all boneless cuts are wet-aged 28 days, and the porterhouse and bone-in rib-eyes are aged 14 days. Rhett’s also offers leg of lamb, veal chops, lamb loin chops and smoked turkey. As a bonus, you get perfectly prepared mashed potatoes ready to heat with a steak purchase. They’re not for sale separately.

Rogers Meat Market makes their famous hot links, they have 8 varieties to choose from.

Rogers Meat Market makes their famous hot links, they have 8 varieties to choose from.

Roger’s Meat Market
1925 SE 29th St.
hotlinksrus.com
677-2306

As you can guess from their web address, hot links are the star at Roger’s. All of its sausage is made in-house, and there are more varieties than the standard, including four levels of spicy. Roger’s makes its own summer sausage, processes deer on-site and offers a huge selection of Amish canned goods like jellies and pickles. It also carries one item we haven’t seen anywhere else: beef bacon, which is cut and smoked in-house. It’s a top seller.

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Devon Green

Devon Green is a life and food reporter for Oklahoma Gazette. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband Kevin and their two slightly evil felines, Goodluck Jonathan and Charles Taylor. Devon has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma and once ran away with the circus to Macau, China. She is passionately local and lives to promote quality of life in OKC. She can most often be found eating, writing or writing about eating — while eating.

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