It seems like just yesterday the temperature was cold and now it’s hot. Wait … that’s exactly what happened. Here in Northwest Indiana, we seem to go from winter to summer in the blink of an eye, which means it’s time to get grilling. Stock up for backyard barbecues in the Meat & Seafood Department at your local Strack & Van Til.

Feeding a crowd? Be sure to have Strack’s famous pub burgers on hand. Thick and juicy restaurant-quality burgers are packed with meaty goodness. Pair one with a pretzel bun and a variety of toppings, and it’s the perfect star of the meal. Choose from a selection of flavors, made fresh daily in-store.

Sink your teeth into the mouth-watering 50/50 pub burger, a blend of high-quality Certified Angus Beef boneless chuck roast and Certified Angus Beef brisket, ground twice together and made into a half-pound.

“Top the 50/50 pub burger with bacon, cheddar, mushrooms and Swiss, or blue cheese and onion to make this the best burger you’ve ever eaten,” says Meat & Seafood Department Director Gary Teachman.

Cater to your cheese cravings with the cheddar bacon burger, made with Wisconsin cubed cheddar cheese and savory bacon. For an added kick, try the Pepper Jack bacon burger. Enjoy a rich cheddar burger or dig into a gooey Swiss and mushroom burger. Top with grilled onions and get ready for your mouth to water.

The Blue Cheese pub burger is a “black and blue” burger done right, and the mozzarella Italian burger will spice up your menu. Try the Black Pepper burger, a Strack & Van Til classic.

Don’t forget the rest of Northwest Indiana’s biggest and best selection of grilling favorites. Choose from many varieties of kabobs, sausages and pub burgers, all made in-store.

Treat your friends and family to delicious kabobs, skewered fresh in-store daily. All are made with a protein, fresh onions and bell peppers.

Try Certified Angus Beef center-cut top butt, hand-trimmed fresh natural chicken or shrimp kabobs. Many Strack & Van Til stores have a grill in the Seafood Department and can cook your kabobs for you.

Try some of Strack & Van Til’s varieties of sausages from the finest ingredients, fresh pork butt and signature seasonings.

Sausage varieties include savory mild or hot Italian, bell peppers and onions, Chorizo, Andouille, apple, garlic Polska Kielbasa and holiday Italian with Italian cheese.

Love bratwurst? Select from regular, cheddar, bacon cheddar, jalapeño or beer bratwurst.

For a special treat, try a Prime Cut of Certified Angus Beef or a Prime thick Pork Chop, Boneless Chicken Breast or a Salmon Portions complimented with bacon-wrapped asparagus, the perfect complement. “We take the freshest asparagus and wrap them with bacon and add our special seasoning,” notes Teachman. “Just place them on a small metal baking sheet on the top shelf of your grill and cook for approximately 20 minutes, turning often while grilling.”

Take advantage of the warm weather and visit Strack & Van Til today to stock up on the freshest, high-quality, heartiest meats for grilling. With so many options, there’s certain to be something for everyone.