I found barbecue in the most unlikeliest of places: Prague, Czech Republic. When I first planned a quick four-day trip to Prague, I imagined I would eat a lot of goulash and dumplings, possibly some sausages and steak tartare. But I never would have imagined eating a pulled pork sandwich.
The Real Meat Society is a small butcher shop that sells a small selection of hot sandwiches, in addition to raw meat and cold cuts. I opted for a Scotch Egg, the Meatloaf Bun, a Porchetta Bun (a special of the day), and the Smoked Pulled Pork Bun.
While the Scotch Egg, the Meatloaf Bun, and the Porchetta Bun were delicious, the real highlight of the meal was the Smoked Pulled Pork Bun. The pulled pork was flavorful and juicy, complemented by the quick pickle slaw and fresh brioche bun. The pulled pork is cooked for 16 hours and smoked for an additional 4 hours. The barbecue sauce is made in-house with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, pork broth, and herbs. Drippings from the smoking process add to the sauce’s smoky flavor.
But what makes the barbecue at The Real Meat Society really stand out is the quality of the meat. The Real Meat Society, founded by Paul & Michaela Day, is the first butcher shop in the Czech Republic to be certified organic by the government. They believe in promoting sustainable farming. All of their livestock are raised by farmers through outdoor grazing, and they do not use antibiotics or growth hormones. The Real Meat Society is involved from start to finish, from raising the animals all the way to processing, smoking, and cooking the meat.
If you are a barbecue aficionado, The Real Meat Society is definitely a must-visit if you ever find yourself in Prague.
The Real Meat Society
sro, Klimentská 1652/36, 110 00, Prague 1.