An Austin butcher was named the best in the state during the Austin Food & Wine Festival.
Bryan Butler, co-owner of Salt & Time Butcher Shop on East 7th Street, won after the final round of the competition. The Texas Beef Council sponsored the Beef Loving Texans’ Best Butcher in Texas competition. Butler beat Dallas winner Shawn Knowles and Houston winner Michael Majkszak for the title.
The beef from the competition was donated to St. PJ's Children's Home, a shelter for children in crisis. The beef will reportedly feed at least 600 shelter residents.
In addition to the title, Butler received a $5,000 prize, a culinary knife set and will be featured in a full-page ad in Texas Monthly.
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