Meat Picks | 12.14.12

New Kids on the Block

Chef/Owner, Curtis Duffy and GM/Partner, Michael Muser, formerly of the Peninsula Chicago, have teamed up to launch Chicago’s newest fine dining experience, Grace, located at  652 W. Randolph in the West Loop.

Grace offers Chef’s Tasting Menus of eight-twelve courses, wine pairings and a full wine list. Non-alcoholic pairings are also available and cocktails in the lounge. Jackets are required and reservations can be made up to two months in advance. Call 312-234-9494.

Much luck on your new endeavor!

Give the Gift a Cut Above the Rest!

If you’re looking for unique gifts this season, look no more, we have a great idea. How about tickets to a “hands-on meat experience” from Red Meat Market?

This special Cut, Cook & Carry event slated for January 26th, offers foodies the opportunity to learn the art of butchery from Buedel Master Butchers beginning with how to break down a hog carcass, to the art of cooking local fresh meats with Chef Ryan Hutmacher. Participants will also have the opportunity to take home the meat they cut in a cold storage safe Red Meat Market cooler.

Details on how to reserve tickets here.

Special Treatment at the Chains

Did you know you can order grilled cheese at McDonald’s? Or, that if you order a Vente water at Starbucks, it’s free vs. ordering a $2 bottle of water? If you haven’t seen this, it’s worth the read at Business Insider: Ordering Tricks That Will Get You VIP Treatment at Restaurant Chains.

Eduardo’s Gift Basket

Eduardo’s Enoteca Restaurant & Wine Bar on Dearborn offers a smart gift basket for the holidays: three bottles of Small Vineyards Italian Wines and a $20 gift certificate to the restaurant. They also have a great winter specials menu out now. Order gift baskets on site or via phone at: 312-266-5421.


The Buedel team got a pleasant surprise at the ACF Chicago Chef’s of Cuisine holiday dinner held at the Renaissance Chicago last week. Our own John Cecala was named Associate of the Year in recognition for devoted effort and support to the local Chapter membership, events and community outreach programs.

Congrats John!                                 Buedel Corp. Chef, Russ Kramer 


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