Brattis Meat Market, 71 years old and still selling hand-cut meats in Casper, will be featured Saturday morning on the Travel Channel, according to owner James Brattis.
“They came at the end of summer, September I think, and we had a day and a half notice for that,” Brattis said. “Then we found out (Wednesday) that the show is on Saturday morning at 7 a.m. our time.”
The show is “Bayou to Bison Bonanza.” The network’s website describes the show’s premise this way: “We rev up the RV to feature the best food, fun and RV sites across the country, from the swamps of Louisiana to the breathtaking views of Colorado to American history in upstate New York.”
The show’s entourage spent about an hour in the meat shop and left with bison ribeye steaks, which they were going to grill near Casper, according to Brattis.
Brattis said the store regularly carries a large inventory of bison, which comes from Colorado.
His grandfather, Nick, and great-uncle, John, started the store in 1946 when they returned from World War II. Although the location has moved, the store has been in business since then, Brattis said.
They currently have five employees, including Brattis and his wife, Brittany. The store is at Second and McKinley streets.
The Travel Channel is available in some cable packages and on DirecTV channel 277.