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Dallas’ Own Hans “Grizz” Van Der Enden Wins Whole Foods’ 2011 Meatopia Title


The Whole Foods resignation letter of doom fiasco of 2011 did little to dampen the store’s national cleaver-slinging face-off: the Whole Foods Market’s Best Butcher Competition. In short, Whole Foods Market butchers from around the nation competed in each region, ultimately participating in the 2011 Amstel Light Meatopia event in New York City. Why do we care? Because Dallas’ own Hans “Grizz” Van Der Enden won the coveted title, which comes with a cleaver trophy and bragging rights, as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland to be part of that country’s festive fall lamb round-up event, réttir.