Barbecue is a distinctly American art form, much like jazz music and feigning an understanding of jazz music. Celebrate patriotic cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $36, you get a Glatt kosher, organic-barbecue variety package with four Kobe-style beef burgers, eight chicken kabobs, potato salad, 8–10 ounces of dressing, and 8–10 ounces of glaze from Aaron's Gourmet in Rego Park (a $78 value).
Dishing up a medley of free-range meats, Aaron's Gourmet specializes in top-notch kosher fare and hearty proteins while taking care of health-conscious and meat-abstaining customers with tasty deli fare. Aaron's barbecue-grill package, which feeds around six people, encompasses an ample array of grill-ready meats, dressings, and glaze ideal for backyard barbecues and commanding lecture halls packed with pit bulls. The pack's quartet of burgers boasts tender Kobe-style beef in maximally flavorful patties, 8–10 ounces (a $34.99 value), preseasoned to avoid home-seasoning disasters that leave guests sneezing black pepper all weekend. A selection of marinated chicken kabobs arrives prelanced in flavorful fellowship (a $26.99 value), and a tub of yolk-free Yukon Gold potato salad (a $7.99 value) cheerfully fills the lone bare spot on teeming summer-barbecue plates. Salads sing under a drizzle of Aaron's homemade, Euro-Italian dressing (a $3.99 value for 8–10 ounces), and the signature teriyaki glaze (a $3.99 value for 8–10 ounces) infuses exotic flavors into any combination of sizzling meats, fresh veggies, or tender pencil erasers the home chef can imagine.
Had the butchers of Aaron’s Gourmet not been hired to prepare glatt kosher meats for delivery, they could perhaps have survived by manufacturing Russian matryoshka dolls—they have a knack for nesting. Supervised by Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg, Aaron's Gourmet's menu boasts many versions of poultries collapsed inside of each other, from turduckens—a hen inside of a duck inside of a turkey—to gooseduckenquails, a similar concoction that begins with a quail and ends with a goose. These creations join an encyclopedic list that includes exotic cuts of pheasant and oxtail, traditional slabs of Black Angus and smoked salmon, organic meats, and grass-fed roasts. Once Aaron’s processes an order, which can be made online, by fax, over the phone, or by smoke signal from an empty grill, the company generally ships the package overnight via UPS. Additionally, Aaron’s can cater for groups of up to 500 people, building holiday meals or barbecue-style cookouts from meats that can be prepared in American, Japanese, European, or Middle Eastern styles.