4-Star Meat Co
90362 Prairie Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
05/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
We have been buying a half of beef for 13 years and this was our first time at 4star meat company. The meat was very good. The steaks are good tasting and tender. The hamburger is lean and has a good flavor to it. The price per pound was also good. The service with everyone there was excellent. I will go back and tell my friends to try it out. Jim Cregan
06/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to 95% of all the butcher shops in Eugene/Springfield area to be very disappointed with most of them. Almost all of them are nothing more than a convenience store with a small ""deli"" section in the back.
4-Star is the REAL deal. I promise. Back in NY my grandma owned a butcher shop / slaughter house that I grew up in so I know a thing or two about this.
However they are a little confused about ""dry aging"". They don't do it, dry aging is a whole separate science within its self. However they do cut it fresh with is also hard to find, most meat you'll find is ""wet aged"" for about 14 days.
Also most butchers here don't seem to carry natural casing hot dogs that are cooked or smoked. All Ive seen so far are dogs that are raw and much to large to be a real dog, they are more like Italian Sausage or Keilbasa. 4-Star carries some dogs in packages that aren't mainstream. They don't seem to sell individually which is what I'm looking for in a butcher but they might if you ask.
They jerky is the half inch thick cut chewy style. Not the leathery thin kind. It comes in about 4 flavors. I tried the sweet and pepper jerky. The pepper is def a STRONG pepper flavor so if you like pepper its really good. The sweet isn't super sweet, its more like a sweet wood smoke flavor rather than sugar sweet. Much more for the mainstream. Its very good if you like the chewy style of jerky.