Goin’ to the Lake with Minnesota Beef!
Summertime means sunny days at the lake, trips to the cabin, and grilling with friends and family! But all that fun takes some advance planning, and we’re here to help you find where to get the most important item on your shopping list – beef!
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t find plenty of high quality beef options on the way to or near your destination. Whether you’re feeling doubtful, looking for something new, or just wanting reassurance that you’re shopping or eating at the best place in the area, we’re here to help!
Twin Cities TV Station, WCCO, creates “Goin’ to the Lake” segments each weekend throughout the summer featuring a popular lake/cabin/vacation destination and restaurants, shopping stops, attractions and more at that particular location, starting today! This summer, Minnesota Beef will be following along with WCCO and showcasing stops where you can find great beef options – including restaurants with fantastic beef options on the menu and meat markets with great beef products for you to take to the cabin with you!
This weekend’s segment is centered in Spooner, Wisconsin. Located just over 2 hours north and west of the Twin Cities, Spooner truly is a fantastic summer vacation destination. Home to over 900 area lakes, countless festivals and numerous fine dining and shopping establishments, you should probably consider adding a trip to Spooner to your summer bucket list!
Now let’s beef up your trip to Spooner. First stop, a meat market or two for some beefy goodies.
Grundhofer’s Old Fashion Meats
This gem is located just 20 minutes north of the Twin Cities on Highway 61 in Hugo, Minnesota. Grundhofer’s is the home of the unique and famous gummy bear brat! If the gummy bear brat isn’t already intriguing enough, Grundhofer’s offers more than 100 flavors of brats and 20 different varieties of beef sticks for you to choose from!
You can find an entire list of Grundhofer’s numerous brat varieties and other products on their website.
Photos courtesy of Grundhofer’s Old Fashion Meats Facebook page.
Angus Meat Market
Over 50 years of family ownership and a commitment to providing high quality and affordable meat makes Angus Meat Market a great stop for both vacationers and locals. Their handy location on Highway 61 north of the cities between 694 and 36 places them right on the route to Spooner. If their name didn’t already give it away – yes, they do offer a multitude of Black Angus beef options varying from T-bone steaks to ground beef patties!
Check out all of their great products – like these steaks, potato salad, burger patties and all beef hot dogs on the Angus Meat Market website.
Photos courtesy of Angus Meat Market Facebook page.
Now that you’ve got some fantastic beef burgers and steaks for grilling this weekend, you’re back on the road to Spooner. Perhaps by the time all the luggage and groceries are moved into the cabin, no one is really wanting to take the time to cook all that beef you just bought. No worries, you can head to the Spooner Market & Grill for some great beef options!
Spooner Market & Grill
With breakfast, lunch and dinner on the menu, you can’t go wrong with the Spooner Market & Grill. The establishment has a passion for serving excellent food that’s locally sourced whenever possible. Their lunch menu in particular has some great beef options – including a Pepperjack & Chipotle Burger! Yummmmm! These delicious options and more can be found on Spooner Market and Grill’s website.
Photos courtesy of Spooner Market & Grill’s Facebook page.
Stay tuned as we “beef up” WCCO’s Goin’ to the Lake stops this summer!
All of WCCO’s Goin’ to the Lake stops can be found here and each stop has its own individual Facebook page for locals and tourists to share their favorite places. Find out where people recommend stopping in Spooner on the WCCO’s Goin’ to the Lake: Spooner, Wisconsin facebook page.
Join us next week as we help you fill your cooler with beef on the way to Emily, Minnesota!
Written by: Brooke Roberts, Minnesota Beef Intern