Best Butcher Shop for Aged Beef
I am getting ready for a cookout and am looking for a butcher that sells prime aged steaks?
I've never been but I heard that there are some fantastic butcher shops in the west loop. Not sure if its wet or dry aged... but a friend once told me you can point at what you want off the cow and they'll cut it up.
re: Michael LaRue
Another vote for Zier's. They have the most wonderful aged beef (dry aged, I believe), as well as their own smoked meats, etc.
Incidentally, the directions in the post above may be a bit confusing to anyone coming from the city. First of all, Zier's is located in Wilmette (not stated above). It's just south of Lake *Avenue*, not Lake Street. Also note that Ridge Avenue in Wilmette is *not* the same street as Ridge Avenue in Chicago and Evanston; it's a northbound continuation of Crawford (also Gross Point) in Skokie and Evanston, which is a continuation of Pulaski in Chicago. Those coming from Evanston and the far north side of Chicago can take Ridge to Green Bay Road, turn left onto Lake Avenue, go about a mile, and turn left onto the other Ridge Avenue. Those coming from the rest of the city can take the Edens to Lake Avenue, go east a couple of miles to Ridge, and turn right.
Zier's Prime Meats & Poultry
813 Ridge Rd
Wilmette, IL 60091