A raw steak can reduce the swelling of a black eye just as easily as the charcoal markings of a well-cooked steak can draw it back on. Make artful use of food with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of premium meats, deli sandwiches, and prepared sides at Prime "N" Tender Meats in Hinsdale.
This old-fashioned, family-owned butchery houses handfuls of high-quality beef, chicken, and veal within a kitchen-like storefront. Portions of prime new york ($27.98/lb.) and choice rib-eye ($16.98/lb.) steaks tempt grill gurus from behind the store’s gleaming glass case, and Boar’s Head deli meats offer to graciously sacrifice themselves to sandwiches or museum walls. Ready-to-eat dinner fare includes pans of made-in-house filet mignon stroganoff ($19.98) and sides of au gratin potatoes ($7.98), and shoppers struck with sudden hunger can order a sandwich from the store’s counter. Meat-carving wizards layer 17 styles of protein between slices of five different breads, and eight cheese varieties ensure that eaters get their daily serving of moon.
Prime "N" Tender Meats
The family behind Prime "N" Tender Meats likes to think of themselves as friendly neighbors—ones who can slice a piece of roast beef to perfection. Regular customers know the men behind the shop's counter, Dan Sr. and Dan Jr. The butchers have been at it since 1985, helping shoppers select the perfect rib eye steak, cut of veal, sirloin burger, or other type of beef, all of which is graded USDA Prime. Their glass display case also showcases Perdue poultry, Iowa pork, Boar's Head deli meats, and oven-ready items such as stuffed chicken breasts and filet mignon stroganoff. Beyond that, they keep their shop stocked with gourmet grocery items, including many specialty sauces that go great with meat or a salad made of potato-chip crumbs from the bottom of the bag.
However, the Dans don't make their customers wait til dinnertime to sate their appetites. They also serve housemade salads and stuff their gourmet meats into custom deli sandwiches, which come crowned in toppings such as smoked gouda.