Jul 16, 2010

Allen Brothers: Where Some of the Best-Known Steakhouses Get Their Meat

Ever wonder where some of the nation's bestknown steakhouses get their meat? Restaurants including Morton's The Steakhouse, Gene & Georgetti, Charlie Trotter's, Emeril's Chop House, Lawry'sThe Prime Rib and others have long relied on Allen Brothers for the USDA Prime beef and other fine meats on which their reputations depend.

Chicago-based Allen Brothers is a nominee for a Readers' Choice Award for Best Online Meat, and it is easy to understand why. A fourth-generation family-owned company, with its origins in the heart of Chicago's fabled Union Stockyards, Allen Brothers is known for its "best of the best" USDA Prime aged beef and as the home of "The Great Steakhouse Steaks." Meats are hand-selected, meticulously aged by proprietary methods and hand-cut by master butchers. Both dry-aged and wet-aged beef steaks are available.

Its Wet-Aged and Dry-Aged products are Grain/Corn Fed, while its Pintades/Poulet Fermier Breasts are Free Range. Its veal comes from humanely-raised calves that are never given growth hormones or antibiotics.

Allen Brothers' partnership with Emeril Lagasse, is responsible for Red Marble Steaks, which is a highly marbled beef. Allen Brothers also offers an impressive line of Kobe Wagyu Beef products, from filet mignon and strip steaks to Korean beef short ribs and Wagyu steak burgers.

Allen Brothers also offers a wide variety of steak accoutrements, from Black Winter Truffle butter to Pecan Bourbon butter. There's a large selection of desserts, including pies, cakes, cheesecakes, souffles and cobblers.

The company ships all of of its products frozen, but it also offers the option for Never-Frozen cuts on most of their Wet-Aged and Dry-Aged Beef, Lamb, and Pork steaks and roasts. Orders are shipped via UPS either fresh or frozen in a styro-foam cooler with either dry ice or blue ice. They currently ship to all 50 United States and Puerto Rico and can also ship to Canada under special circumstances.