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.
4TH OF JULY STEAK GRILLING KIT ($68) | 330 E. MENOMONEE ST.
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!
4TH OF JULY BARBECUE KIT ($100) | 2352 S. KINNICKINNIC AVE.
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.
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.