Where to Buy Grilling Kits This 4th of July

Local restaurants are helping you master the grill this 4th of July.

MANY 4TH OF JULY TRADITIONS may have been canceled, but nothing can stop you from grilling up a storm this Independence Day. These local restaurants are offering Fourth of July meal kits for pickup — all you have to do is fire up the grill.

1. Bavette La Boucherie


This sustainable butcher shop has got you covered with a two-person meal of marinated steak, grilled scallion salsa verde and smashed potatoes. The kit is available for pickup July 2 or 3. It also comes with some hibiscus lemon aperol spritz mix to wash down the food and a pistachio pound cake with strawberries for dessert. Yum!

2. Odd Duck Restaurant


Known for its small plates, this Bay View restaurant is upping its portion size for the Fourth of July with a four-person barbecue kit. The meal includes a rack of smoked baby back ribs with maple bourbon barbeque sauce and four jalapeno-aged cheddar brats with pretzel buns. On the side are sweet pickles, beer mustard, country cornbread, a bacon and egg potato salad, and a sweet corn and tomato salad. Plus, there are some rhubarb bars for dessert. If that’s not enough, add-ons include a cheese board, a charcuterie board, a variety of cocktail kits and a six-pack of craft beers. You can pick this one up at their Little Duck Kitchen at 2301 S. Howell Avenue on July 3.

3. Bunzel’s Meats and Catering

JULY MEAT DEAL ($20.20) | 9015 W. BURLEIGH ST. 

It’s not made specifically for the Fourth, but what better day is there to enjoy this old-fashioned meat market’s new monthly deal? The “July Meat Deal” comes with two boneless pork chops, three homemade Italian sausages, a pint of coleslaw, a whole chicken (which can be cut up if you prefer), a pound of ground chuck and two precooked chicken patties. If that won’t satisfy your appetite, they’ve got a wide variety of grilling kits available. “Meat Deal #1” includes two pounds of boneless pork chuck roast, two pounds of pork chops, three pounds of ribs, three pounds of bone-in pork roast, four pounds of ground chuck, two whole chickens and two pounds of beef stew, all for $105.99. Now that sounds like an epic cookout.



Jude is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. He is a rising sophomore at Northwestern University studying journalism, gender and sexuality studies and theatre.