^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
4

Matador Meat and Wine, the Observer’s Pick for Best Butcher, Quickly Closed This Week

The butcher behind Matador Meat and Wine announced via a Facebook video Wednesday that he has closed for business.

Buckled in a seatbelt of his car, Matt Peterson announced the news:

“We have closed Matador. Unfortunately, it’s just one of those things that it ran its course. Ironically yesterday was the nine-year anniversary of us incorporating Matador, but unfortunately today we had to close the doors. And it’s with some regrets but it’s also with a lot of gratitude. Colleen and I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of really, really cool people.”

I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

He mentioned that nine years is a good run, and he’s right. He also got into the importance of people buying from an independent business: a butcher, cheese shop, florist. As we cover closing after closing, we have to agree.

“Matador was one of those places everyone seemed to recommend without hesitation,” says Observer barbecue writer Chris Wolfgang. “Whether it was a barbecue fan looking for a prime brisket, or someone wanting to find tomahawk rib-eyes for their next cookout, Matador’s name always came up as a go-to spot when the question was where to find the best beef.”

The Dallas Observer named Peterson the best butcher in the 2019 Best of Dallas issue.

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.