Five things you should know about the Rock County Beef Producers steak cookout
1. What's for dinner? Beef. Or, if you'd prefer, there's also beef. And for the kids? Beef.
Cooks will grill up 12-ounce rib-eye steaks, 6-ounce rib-eye steaks or all-beef hot dogs for kids at Thursday's cookout.
Each meal also comes with sides of baked potatoes, sweet corn and a dinner roll, as well as a beverage. “Probably milk,” organizer Maureen Hanuska said.
Local 4-H clubs will be selling desserts, as well.
2. When, where, how much? The cookout runs from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Rock County 4-H Fairgrounds, at the corner of Craig and Randall avenues in Janesville.
A 12-ounce rib-eye dinner will cost you $14, the 6-ounce steak is $10 and the hot dog will be $5.
Proceeds will go toward scholarships for local FFA participants. The organization tries to give at least one scholarship to each Rock County school district, Hanuska said.
3. You can take it with you. Uncooked steaks will be available for sale at Thursday's event, Hanuska said.
The packs are perfect for grilling, she said.
4. No shortage of beef. Producers are bringing in 2,000 to 3,000 of the 6-ounce steaks and 2,000 or more of the 12-ounce ones, Hanuska said.
The steaks come from Rock County farms and are cooked to order—from “still mooing” to “mostly carbon.”
5. Pass the sniff test. All that meat will be grilled behind the fairgrounds grandstand, meaning if you enter from Randall Avenue you'll get some nice aromas as you walk to get your food.
That should get your mouth watering, as if the thought of a few thousands rib-eyes hadn't taken care of that already.