6 Ways to Make Appetizers Better with Bacon

Pretty much any great party has great appetizers or finger foods—whether they’re passed or plated hors d’oeuvres or a casual spread of one-bite snacks.

And the surefire way to make anything better is to just add bacon. The same holds true for appetizers as well. Here’s a list of 6 delicious ways to incorporate everyone’s culinary favorite into your next party spread.

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Ask the Butcher: What’s Your Favorite Filet Mignon Recipe?

August 13th is one of our favorite food holidays—it’s National Filet Mignon Day! Cut from the aptly named tenderloin, filet mignon is supremely tender. As long as it’s not overcooked, you can cut filet mignon with a fork and it melts in your mouth.

Filet Mignon always ranks among our customers’ favorite steaks. So we asked the Lobel family of butchers: what’s your favorite way to prepare filet mignon?

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Wedding & Anniversary Foodie Gift Guide

The wedding bells are ringing. Your foodie friends are tying the knot and we know the perfect gifts. Surprise them with an unexpected gift that will tantalize their taste buds and send them off into delicious wedded bliss.

Rather than relying on a registry, check out our list of decadent non-traditional wedding gifts and anniversary presents for all of the gourmands on your gift list.

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Grilled Surf and Turf: Romance is in the Air

What could be better on a balmy summer’s evening? Clear skies and a gentle breeze. Just the two of you. And something hot on the grill to get things started right.

In addition to being synonymous with celebration, extravagance, and special occasions, surf and turf is most closely associated with romance. Two different elements: meat and seafood residing together in harmony on the same plate.

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You’ve Never Seen a Rib Roast Like This…

You might think you’ve seen amazing cooking videos. You might think you know how to cook a rib roast. You might think you know a thing or two about backyard smoking. But you’ve never seen anything quite like this.

Our friend Troy of “T-Roy Cooks” YouTube channel has outdone himself again.

We sent Troy a USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib Roast. Just wait till you see what he did with it.

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Sausage in Profile: Knackwurst

While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world.  Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.

Knackwurst is a pudgy, medium-textured link. Traditionally made of a pork and beef blend, they are well suited to being served on a bun with sauerkraut or cooked onions, or with tangy-sweet sauerkraut in a casserole. They are fantastic whether grilled, broiled, or gently pan-fried.

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Summer Culinary Checklist – 10 Fun & Delicious Ways to Enjoy Summer

It’s finally (officially) summer! The days are long and the nights are warm. Summer is the time for dinners cooked outside on the grill and plenty of backyard barbecues with friends and family. Are you looking for fresh and exciting ways to enjoy this summer? Do you want to expand your culinary horizons?

Here is a list of 10 ways to make this summer fun and delicious.

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What is Dad’s Steak Personality?

In the butcher shop, we’re often asked, “What’s your best steak?” or “Which steak should I give as a gift for Father’s Day?”

They seem like simple questions, but aren’t so simple to answer. To be honest, when it comes to USDA Prime, Natural Prime, and American Wagyu Beef, every steak is a great steak.

Plus, everyone has their own favorite qualities in a steak. Do you prefer a steak that’s tender in texture and mild in flavor? Or bursting with beefy flavor and toothsome texture? Do you prefer the nutty richness of a dry-aged steak? Do you like the ease of a boneless cut or the added flavor of a bone-in selection?

And when selecting a steak for Father’s Day, it comes down to this: What is Dad’s steak personality?

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15 Recipes with Wine for National Wine Day

National Wine Day is May 25 and we want you to be able to celebrate to the fullest! We’ve put together this list of 15 recipes that feature wine for both outdoor and indoor cooking. So pour yourself a glass—or two—and enjoy some of our favorite recipes with wine!

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7 Fruit Beers to try for American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week falls in May, and we look forward to it every year—pairing great beers and great food together is a favorite pastime.

As butchers who have practiced and honed our craft for five generations, we can appreciate the expertise, skill, and care that go into making a fine craft brew. We are passionate about cutting meat, sourcing the very best meat, and providing our customers with a sumptuous dining experience. We feel that craft brewers are just as passionate about providing a delicious, high-quality, refreshing brew with every frothy glass.

Also, as cookbook authors and devoted home-cooks, we also love a great entrée and beverage pairing. We know how a fantastic meal can be elevated to new heights by a perfect pairing with a delicious microbrew—and vice versa.

So in honor of America’s craft brewers, grilling season, and great cuts of meat, we’ve taste-tested some great craft brews that are perfect for the season and put them together with some tantalizing pairings for American Craft Beer Week 2017!


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