Hands are nature's silverware, as evidenced by early man's serrated pointer finger and forked thumb. Get back to your ancestral roots in sophisticated, hand-fed fashion with today's Groupon: for $17, you get $35 worth of fresh deli fare at Mike Best's Meats and Catering, serving two Louisville locations, one of which is in Westport Village. Mike Best's Meats and Catering is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and was voted one of Louisville’s best butchers by LEO Weekly.
As a family-owned-and-operated business, Mike Best’s prides itself on serving the Louisville community fresh, hand-cut meats as well as cooked foods and smokehouse items. With the holiday season approaching faster than a clown from a cannon, swing by the market to pick up a variety of wintry essentials, such as fresh Amish turkey ($2.79/lb.) and a variety of desserts, including sugar plum cake ($40) and spumoni cake ($30). All-seasonal fare can be found in the form of cold-cut deli sandwiches, such as the Braunschweiger ($3.25), ham salad ($4.25), hard salami ($4), and pimento cheese ($3.50). Specialty sandwiches offer a more tantalizing taste of options like the Reuben (specially grilled corned beef on rye with sauerkraut, Swiss, and Thousand Island or hot mustard, $6.25); barbecue wrap (mild or spicy pulled pork and homemade slaw in a flour tortilla, $5.25); and grilled ham and cheese on white, wheat, or rye ($5). For the indecisive, daily plate lunches ($8) are a solid bet, with options such as fried chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans (Thursday), and meatloaf with green beans and mac 'n' cheese (Monday). Mike Best’s also offers an assortment of handmade sausages, soups, and sides such as steamed cabbage and deviled eggs.
Fresh deli meat’s compact shape allows it to fit conveniently between couch cushions, book pages, and, most importantly, two slices of bread. Give overworked forks, sporks, and multi-tools a break by grabbing tasty, mitt-fitting sammies at Mike Best’s with today's Groupon.
- I was alerted to the freezer case at Mike's Best by a friend who sang the praises of the chicken gumbo. The praise was well-deserved. The pint serving…was loaded with large, lean pieces of white meat and dense with rice and vegetables. And it's spicy enough to be interesting without being tongue-torturing hot. In other words, wonderfully warm on an icy winter's afternoon. – Susan Reigler, Courier-Journal
- [The beef jerky] is a meaty, salty, still-moist-inside delight, its surface flecked with ground pepper, each chew releasing flavors of smoke, garlic and beef — and, if you've chosen the cayenne-infused "hot" version, a lingering heat. You might think of it as beef barbecue that's ready anytime you pull it from your pocket — no cattle drive necessary. – Stephen Hacker, Louisville