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BR A N D AV E. ST U DIOS CON T EN T Kenrick’s Meats From mobile meat market to premier butcher shop (and more) Sponsored Content by Lori Rose, Brand Ave. Studios Contributing Writer Joe Weinmann was vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks when someone offered him a tasty morsel of grilled beef wrapped in bacon. It was delicious, but he thought he could improve upon it, and so the Ozark Griller — Kenrick’s top seller — was born. BBQ pork steak or fried chicken dinner. Customers say they appreciate Kenrick’s quality, service and reasonable prices. Many of the 100 or so employees of the store, open seven days a week at 4324 Weber Road in Affton, are longtime employees who know their custom“A little bite of heaven.” That’s what ers well. Weinmann calls his version. The bitesized appetizer, which Kenrick’s now “People come to us because of our makes three ways — beef stuffed with knowledge,” Weinmann says. When cheddar, pork stuffed with gouda, and customers leave the store, they will chicken stuffed with hot pepper cheese know exactly how to prepare any item — has become wildly popular with cus- purchased, whether it’s a thick, centertomers since its creation more than 10 cut bone-in pork steak (“low and slow”) years ago. For Memorial Day weekend or a package of Ozark Grillers (on the this year, Kenrick’s employees prepped grill, from frozen.) some 3,000 packages of Ozark Grillers As customers’ shopping habits have to ensure supply met demand. shifted over the years, Kenrick’s has While Ozark Grillers helped spark Ken- increased its offerings of fully prepared rick’s popular speciality items business, meals, entrees and sides. A large variety Kenrick’s Meats and Catering has long of items are stocked in the freezer secbeen a favorite of customers for fresh tion and many are fresh-made, ready to heat and eat. meat and homemade sausage. THE PARTY PEOPLE In addition, Kenrick’s is a popular choice for catering, from family dinners to weddings and large corporate events. Recently, Kenrick’s served some 15,000 people during National Nurses Week, said Steven Weinmann, Joe’s nephew and head of catering. Kenrick’s is well-known for serving timeless favorites such as roast beef, mostaccioli and pasta con broccoli along with fresh sides such as bacon-braised ALMOST 75 YEARS IN BUSINESS The store’s roots go back to 1945, when green beans and prosciutto-topped asHerb Kenrick began serving south St. paragus. Louis with his “rolling meat market.” It had evolved into a small butcher shop Kenrick’s also maintains nearly 40 moon Gravois Road in Affton by the time bile BBQ pits that are great for school Weinmann came along as a teenager and picnics or charity events. And the went to work as an apprentice butcher. A wholesale side of the business services few years later, in 1975, “Joe the Butch- more than 90 local restaurants. er,” as he became known, purchased the store and began building what is today As the catering business has expanded one of St. Louis’ premier butcher shops. and added new items such as chicken modega and corden bleu, so have the ofThese days, Kenrick’s is more than a ferings in store, all to accommodate the butcher shop. “We do everything relat- changing tastes of customers. ed to meat, whether it’s a whole hog or a shrimp boil or hamburgers,” Weinmann “We enjoy what we do and we like comsays. But customers will also find local ing up with new ideas,” Joe Weinmann breads and pastas, top-quality cheeses, says. Kenrick’s own potato chips and pork rinds, seasonings, homemade pizzas and This content was produced by Brand Ave. ready-made dinner options for families Studios in collaboration with Kenrick’s. The on the go. At the K-Cafe, customers can news and editorial departments of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch had no role in its creation or pick up a quick lunch or dinner — from display. For more information about Brand Ave. deli sandwiches and homemade soups to Studios, contact tgriffin@stltoday.com. PHOTO PROVIDED BY KENRICK’S

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