BETTER MEALS START WITH BETTER MEATS AT THE BEST DEALS IN TOWN!
REAL MEAT, REAL BUTCHERS
While the other stores have their meat packed in central processing facilities, Tops has Real Butchers you can trust to serve the very best to your family.
- Expert Butchers hand-cut fresh, high quality USDA Choice beef & Premium pork in-store daily
- If you don't see what you need, custom cuts and special requests are welcome
- Large assortment of all natural, grass fed, antibiotic free, and plant-based options for your family
HOLIDAY TIPS FROM YOUR TRUSTED TOPS BUTCHERS
HOLIDAY TIP 1: When roasting larger beef cuts, opt for an ovenproof meat thermometer that stays snug in your roast throughout the cooking process - it's a game-changer! The secret to a perfect roast is keeping those savory juices locked in. Oven roasting is the easiest way to prepare beef - simply season and let the oven work its magic! Keep it effortless, keep it tasty.
+ Try these cuts of beef:
TOP ROUND ROAST: A lean roast that should be slow-cooked to improve its tenderness and then sliced thinly across the grain.
SIRLOIN TIP ROAST: This boneless, lean cut is of great value. Best when roasted and carved into thin slices.
EYE ROUND ROAST: A lean, flavorful cut. Can be roasted or slow-cooked at home for an everyday meal.
RIBEYE ROAST: Savory and fine-textured with generous marbling. A classic holiday roast.
HOLIDAY TIP 2: At Tops, we're all about achieving that perfect, juicy pork! Give your pork the time it deserves to rest after cooking - it's the way to mouthwatering tenderness. When your pork stands, the flavorful juices settle back into the center, ensuring every slice is as succulent as it gets.
+ Try these cuts of pork:
PORK LOIN ROAST: A loin roast prepared through brining, barbecuing, or stuffing consistently delivers an impressive presentation and delightful taste.
PORK CHOPS: Pork chops are a convenient and easy-to-cook option, providing numerous meal possibilities.
HOLIDAY TIP 3: For a juicy and flavorful holiday whole roasting chicken, consider brining it beforehand. A simple solution of water, salt, and your favorite festive spices can work wonders. Let the chicken soak in the brine for a few hours or overnight before cooking. This technique not only enhances the taste but also ensures a moist and succulent bird that will be the highlight of your holiday feast.
+ Try these cuts of chicken:
BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST: For a lean and versatile option, our boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a go-to choice. Whether baked or pan-seared, they add a healthy and flavorful touch to your holiday menu.
BONE-IN CHICKEN THIGHS: Add juicy bone-in chicken thighs to your holiday menu. Versatile and packed with flavor, they're ideal for a variety of recipes, from hearty stews to perfectly roasted dishes.
TURKEY PREPARATION TIPS
TURKEY TIP 1: Ensure a stress-free Thanksgiving by planning ahead. Thaw your frozen turkey in the refrigerator, allowing 24 hours for every 4-5 pounds, for a perfectly ready centerpiece on the big day!
+ View Suggested Thawing Times:
12 to 16 pounds: 3 days
16 to 20 pounds: 4 days
20 to 24 pounds: 5 days
TURKEY TIP 2: Temperature matters. Use a meat thermometer to guarantee your turkey is cooked to perfection. The internal temperature should reach 165°F in the thickest part of the thigh.
TURKEY TIP 3: For a golden, crispy skin, baste your turkey with melted butter throughout the roasting process. It adds flavor and keeps the meat moist. See how Chef Darian Bryan prepares his Thanksgiving turkey: click here to watch video
TURKEY TIP 4: Allow your turkey to rest for 20-30 minutes before carving. This ensures the juices redistribute for a moist and succulent result. Use a sharp carving knife for even, beautiful slices. Remove the legs and wings first, followed by the breast meat. Don't forget to collect those delicious drippings for gravy!