AJ's Steakhouse Unveils USDA Prime Beef Menu

Wednesday, January 22 – Altoona, IA. Award-winning AJ’s Steakhouse, located on Level 1 of Prairie Meadows Casino, is proud to announce the exclusive inclusion of USDA Prime beef to its new menu. The dining establishment’s new tagline — “A Rare Find” — highlights their commitment to offering beef that boasts the highest quality grade assigned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“We’ve always gone above and beyond for our loyal guests, and offering USDA Prime beef exclusively at AJ’s Steakhouse is a whole new level of dining at Prairie Meadows,” said Vice President of Hospitality Clay Willey. “Prime beef is unsurpassed in quality, marbling, and flavor. It’s the platinum standard.”

Less than 2% of all beef in the United States will earn the top prime designation. The prime grade offers the most abundantly marbled cuts, which lends itself to tremendous flavor and texture. It’s rarely available in grocery stores.

“A superior guest experience has always been our primary goal at Prairie Meadows,” said Senior Vice President Ann Atkin. “We’re the no. 1 entertainment destination in Iowa, but it’s imperative that we constantly evolve and challenge ourselves to be better. Becoming a culinary destination is our next objective, and offering the best cuts of beef money can buy is a bold and innovative way to do just that.”

The USDA Prime cuts at AJ’s Steakhouse are wet aged a minimum of 28 days. This aging process ensures an incredibly tender and flavorful profile. After the aging process, the beef is cooked under a high heat broiler that produces perfect results every time. All of AJ’s beef cuts are served with a house made demi-glace.

“As a professional chef, it’s a really exciting time to be a part of the AJ’s Steakhouse team,” said Executive Chef Carl Eskridge. “The best of beef deserve a creative and thoughtful approach, so we’re not limiting it to entrées only. We’re also offering it as an appetizer with our Prime Beef Tenderloin Brochettes, a beef tip skewer served with our signature De Burgo sauce. The possibilities are endless and we’re looking forward to offering our guests an unforgettable dining experience.”

AJ’s Steakhouse also offers Iowa pork, seafood, and pasta, as well as a premier wine list, custom cocktails, and a wide selection of domestic and imported beer. For more information about AJ’s Steakhouse or to make reservations, call 515.957.3535 or visit https://www.prairiemeadows.com/dining/ajs-steakhouse.

About Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given $1.9 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers nearly 1,700 slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, sports wagering, dining, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.


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