Mail order meat is not the be-all and end-all of holiday meat procurement. Downtown Little Rock is now home to a smorgasbord of traditional holiday meat choices, thanks to Kent Berry and his burgeoning meat counter in the River Market’s Oppenheimer Hall.


Kent’s Downtown is an extension of The Meat Shoppe, the Gravel Ridge mainstay where savory meats can be picked up or eaten for lunch. Berry’s stores carry Petit Jean meats and his own barbecue sauce, perfect for ribs or pork roast.