AUDUBON COUNTY — May is Beef Month, and the Audubon County Cattlemen and women have been busy the last few weeks promoting beef in a number of ways within the county. They started the month off grilling and donating hamburgers for the lunch program at the Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton schools on May 4 and for the Audubon schools on May 6. Then on May 16, they delivered $200 in beef certificates to restaurants county-wide.

President Clara Lauritsen said, “We thought this would be a good way to help the local restaurants out that have had to work on take out only the last few months and have seen their beef prices sky rocket recently due to interruptions in the packing industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The county-wide tour started in Brayton at Mel’s Diner, which is known for Mel’s great burgers and patty melts, then jumped across the highway to the Barn Burner where prime rib and juicy steaks are crowd favorites. The tour moved north to TJ’s Pour House in Exira, where there is a burger night and taco night along with various other beef specials throughout the week. Continuing up Highway 71, certificates were presented to Darrell’s Place in Hamlin, where a crispy chicken fried steak or hearty hot beef sandwich are crowd favorites, then it was onto the Audubon Rec Center where everyone loves the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and the Albert Burger.

Stops were also made at: El Adobe on Main Street in Audubon where you will find a multitude of Mexican beef dishes as well as a variety of burgers. One can’t go wrong with the prime rib melt sandwich or ribeye steak at The Feed Mill or a tender hot beef sandwich from Waspy’s Grab and Go. Meatloaf is one of the many weekly beef specials offered at the Food Land Deli.

Each of these great restaurants is proud to showcase beef on their menus and the Audubon County Cattlemen and Women are proud to give them a hand to help celebrate Beef Month.

Continue supporting our local restaurants and please be understanding if some of these items become temporarily unavailable or if restaurants are forced to raise their prices due to the unprecedented situation we are currently experiencing. The Cattlemen and Women truly appreciate these local restaurants serving delicious beef entrees and encourage people to support them and remember, BEEF it’s what’s for dinner!