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Bruno Beef Strips growing in Monroe
Bud and Tyler Schwartz prepare meat for their business, Bruno Beef Strips, at their store on Thursday. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - A line of gravestones outside a building doesn't always conjure the image of handmade meat products, but one Monroe business has been hidden behind the cemetery facade for the past four years. Bruno Beef Strips was created by Bud Schwartz and his son Tyler. The small business, which boasts four types of beef strips, including landjaegers, and also more than a dozen varieties of brats and sausages, has been operating out of the building owned by Neale and Vicky Tollakson of Tollakson Memorials in the 2900 block of 13th Street - hence, the gravestones littering the front yard.