The "Our Meat Can't Be Beat" sign that was thrust skyward in front of Bob's Meats Royale for much of the last year threw down the glove. The Boise Co-op crew butterflied the glove and served it back with a side of broccoli rabe and paired it with the perfect wine. Sure, you may go in looking for a certain cut and discover that the person behind the counter has the human equivalent pierced and/or inked, but don't sweat the dressings. A happy food town is one that has multiple high-quality options for buying meat. And as our vote getters show, we're getting there.
Second Place: Bob's Meats Royale
Third Place: Porterhouse Market