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Chicago virtually created industrialized meat production in the U.S. with the meatpacking district that earned us the title of "Hog Butcher for the World." And though there has been little turning back, some local butchers remain loyal to a more local, romantic idea of the neighborhood butcher shop. Most importantly, they're serving some excellent cuts. Whether you're looking to make a steak at home instead of heading to your favorite steakhouse, or interested in making a really great burger, Chicago has a few great places (from Lakeview to West Loop) up its sleeve. Here we celebrate the Chicago butchers keeping us fed with handmade sausages, interesting custom cuts and smoked offerings aplenty.