Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet 'Eight Forty-Eight' for 08.21.12 August 21, 2012 By: Kate Dries Download Story [View the story "'Eight Forty-Eight' for 08.21.12" on Storify]'Eight Forty-Eight' for 08.21.12Tuesday on Eight Forty-Eight, host Tony Sarabia chats about Chicago renaissances Groupon and butchering, naturally.Storified by · Tue, Aug 21 2012 06:45:03WBEZ reporter Niala Boodhoo gives an update on Chicago’s fumbling tech giant Groupon and the deal struck between union members and construction company Caterpillar.Barclays downgrades Groupon on shift to low-margin business modelBarclays Capital downgraded Groupon Inc. to "underweight" from "overweight" and cut its price target on the stock as the company faces a ...According to Rob Levitt, butcher and owner ofThe Butcher and Larder, after a weekend of heavy traffic, his storebarely has any meat left. That’s how trendy small, local butchering has becomein this city -- just look at the Publican’s recent expansion into Publican MeatMarket. Even small children love Butcher and Larder.At the Butcher and LardersurlygirlEschewing titles like “Rockstar Butcher” or “Hipster Butcher,” Levitt says at the end of the day butchering is a blue collar job. Kari Underly, the daughter of an old-school butcher who now works as a consultant in the meat industry, says that we’re seeing a shift back to understanding butchering -- or as she prefers to call it, “meat cutting” -- as an art form, and wants to open a school that provides meat cutters with certification.They're joined by WBEZ food blogger Louisa Chu to discuss trends in meat and butchering. To join the conversation, call 312.923.9239. Butcher, baker, BBQ maker: Win tickets to the Sound Opinions BBQWhile Chicago may have once inspired Sandburg's "Hog Butcher for the World" and Sinclair's The Jungle, our city is now home the n...And here's a short doc featuring Levitt, Paul Kahan of Chicago's Publican Quality Meats and Bartlett Durand of Black Earth Meats in Black Earth, done by Michael Gebert, who edits the Chicago Grub Street.Sky Full of Bacon 18: The Butcher's KarmaMichael Gebert Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in The BEZ The Morning Drive Podcast: Tuesday Next post in The BEZ Ethiopia's prime minister's mysterious death, behind 'green-on-blue' attacks and China Sea dispute View the discussion thread. Featured For the love of television Rob Delaney on Nerdette Botanical brewing with Forbidden Root The feast of the wretched Rabbits: For pets or plates?