Keller Welcomes First Butcher Shop

Z Bar Cattle Co.

The first and only butcher shop in Keller is now open.

Z Bar Cattle Co. has been ramping up operations since its March 21 opening, adding items like select sides, oils and other grill-related accompaniments over the past couple of weeks.

Stephen and Kristin Kirkland have been vendors at the Keller Farmers Market since 2010. The Kirklands' permanent storefront offers locals all-natural beef, chicken from Windy Hill Vegetable and Chicken Ranch, lamb, pork and more. Customers can select from choice, prime and waygu cuts, including grass-fed options fresh from their ranch in Sunset, Texas, which is located just north of Decatur on U.S. Route 287.

"At our core we are cattle ranchers, and the retail side is going to be a fun new adventure for us," Stephen Kirkland says. "We have a lot to learn and look forward to serving our friends and soon-to-be friends in the greater Keller area."

The 20-foot-long meat case is stocked with cuts trimmed in house, and Z Bar promises meats that are hormone- and antibiotic-free.  

Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.