CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: USDA Prime porterhouse steak; Prime rib eye steak; Great Steakhouse steak burger and steak dog
In the eat-or-be-eaten world of our nation’s capital, taste is everything. It’s no surprise, then, that Allen Brothers Steaks—a Chicago-based bastion of excellence in the beef industry for nearly 120 years—has long been the go-to source of fine meats for iconic steakhouses and master chefs. Charlie Trotter’s, Delmonico’s, Emeril’s Chop House, Nick and Sam’s, Morton’s The Steakhouse and many more top American chophouses rely on Allen Brothers for the best-tasting USDA Prime beef, seafood, pork, lamb, veal, poultry and specialty meats like venison, elk and bison.
And as holiday celebrations give way to hot meals for cold nights, you can now bring Allen Brothers’ legendary quality and flavor to your own dinner table. “As the nation’s capital, the city is known for its power meals, where deals are done and partnerships are formed across the table,” says JoAnn Witherell, vice president of culinary for Allen Brothers Steaks. “DC’s foundation is heavily weighted in tradition, and you don’t get more traditional than a steak dinner.”
Allen Brothers’ cattle are grass or corn-fed, and all products are shipped frozen via UPS. Choose from close-trim filet mignons, mega porterhouses, boneless strip steaks, rib eyes and all other classic cuts of meat—and don’t forget to peruse other offerings, like lobster, crab, burgers, hot dogs and sausages, veal, desserts and heat-and-serve entrées.
There are a number of gift-order packages—surf and turf, grilling specialties, monthly gift offers—and preloaded gift cards are available for stocking stuffers or corporate gifts. Art Smith, Oprah’s longtime chef, award-winning author and proprietor of DC’s Art and Soul and Table Fifty-Two in Chicago, has developed signature dishes available on the website and is one of Allen Brothers’ biggest fans. Meanwhile, Emeril Lagasse has developed his signature “Red Marble Steaks” in partnership with Allen Brothers, promising discriminating carnivores and his fans exemplary taste and tenderness.