May 2022
Louie's Links Newsletter
Welcome to the May Edition of the Louie's Links email newsletter. We welcome you to forward this to your friends.

CLICK HERE to enter the drawing for a $25 Louie's Gift Card! Congratulations to Bryan Goehler for winning the April newsletter drawing.
Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 8

Are you cooking for Mom this weekend? Check out our great in-store specials! We are open regular hours this weekend.

Would you rather go out for brunch? Call 715-671-0186 to make reservations for the Louie's on the Lake Mother's Day Brunch! Weather permitting, the patio will be open.
Spring is here - it's time to fire up the grill!
Louie's Finer Meats is your grilling headquarters!
  • U.S. Choice Beef Steaks
  • Over 100 varieties of Bratwurst
  • Skin-on and Skinless Wieners
  • Kabobs & Specialty Grilling Items
  • High Quality Pork Chops, Ribs, and more!
  • Fresh Chicken
  • Over 40 varieties of Marinated Chicken Breasts
  • Many specialty grilling items!
  • Green Mountain pellet grill dealer
  • Grilling supplies
  • Great prices!
Good Luck Fishing!
Wisconsin Fishing Opener - Saturday, May 7!

The ice came off the area lakes just in time! Louie's Snack Stix and Jerky are great snacks for a day on the water.


Get a Louie's 48" vinyl boat sticker to measure your big fish! These are available to purchase all the time, but on Friday-Saturday, May 6-7 you will get one FREE with the purchase of any 24-pack of beer at Louie's Lodge.
21 Wisconsin State Awards!

PRESS RELEASE - Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors

The exceptional quality of meat products produced by Louie's Finer Meats of Cumberland, WI was recognized at the 83rd annual
convention of the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, held in Madison on April 7-9, 2022. At the Wisconsin Specialty Meat Championships held in Madison, Louie's Finer Meats received 21 awards, as follows:

Dennis R. Buege Best of Show Trophy: Italian Dry-Cured Salami
Grand Champion: Italian Dry-Cured Salami
Grand Champion: Turkey Salami
Grand Champion: Ring Gelbwurst
Grand Champion: Pickle & Cheddar Summer Sausage
Reserve Grand Champion: Smoked Whole Chicken
Reserve Grand Champion: Boneless Commercial Ham
Reserve Grand Champion: Cooked Traditional Bratwurst
Reserve Grand Champion: Smoked Traditional Bratwurst
Reserve Grand Champion: Spinach & Feta Chicken Bratwurst
Reserve Grand Champion: Bone-in Ham
Champion: German Bologna
Champion: Cooked Harvest Bratwurst
Champion: Smoked Beef Italian Sausage
Champion: Italian Gourmet Patty with Peppers, Pepperjack, & Onion
Reserve Champion: Coarse Ring Bologna
Reserve Champion: Head Cheese
Reserve Champion: Dried Beef
Reserve Champion: Louie's on the Lake Brisket Sandwich
Honorable Mention: Scotch Egg
3rd Place: Best Butcher Contest - Louis K. Muench

The Wisconsin Meat Product Competition is the largest of its kind in the United States. Meat processing plants and meat markets from throughout the state this year entered 645 individual products into 38 product categories. Over 40 judges including food scientists, out-of-state meat processors, and other food industry professionals were required to effectively evaluate the many products during the product evaluation session on Saturday, April 9th, 2022.

Individual products are scored for external appearance and eye-appeal, internal appearance, aroma, and taste, using a scale of 1,000 points.
The size of this product show and the quality of its entries demonstrates the important role that sausage and processed meats play in Wisconsin’s meat industry and among consumers across the state.

The convention also included workshops and educational sessions with UW-Madison Meat Science, a trade show with equipment and ingredient suppliers, and more. Louis K. Muench is currently serving on the WAMP Board of Directors.

New specials will begin on May 17!

Does food price inflation have you down?
Check our website to see our latest in-store specials:
Recipe: Kafta Kabobs
Like a burger on a stick! Great flavor and easy to grill.

Ingredients
Kabob Skewers
1 medium Onion
1 cup fresh Parsley (substitute dried parsley if necessary)
1.5 lbs Louie's Ground Beef (can substitute chicken, pork, turkey, or lamb)
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/4 tsp Louie's Ultimate Steak & Roast Seasoning
1/4 tsp Cayenne (can use more or less if preferred for taste)

Directions
  • In a food processor, add quartered onion and parsley. Chop until finely chopped.
  • In a bowl, add the ground beef, parsley/onion mixture, and all of the spices. Using your hands, mix the ingredients thoroughly until it is mixed well and the mixture sticks together.
  • To form the kabobs, take some of the meat mixture and form it around the skewer. The meat around the skewer should be about an inch thick.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Use oil on the grill grates to prevent sticking. Kabobs may be cooked on a baking sheet in the oven if you prefer.
  • Grill for about 4 minutes on each side, or until done. If baking, put in a 375 F oven for approximately 15-20 minutes. The meat should be cooked to 160 F internal temperature.
  • Serve!
Memorial Day is Monday, May 30
With the cool spring we've had, it's hard to believe that the first big weekend of summer is almost here. We will be ready for you to stock up when you're heading to the Northwoods.

Louie's Finer Meats Memorial Day Holiday Hours
Thursday, May 26: 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday, May 27: 8 AM to 8 PM
Saturday, May 28: 8 AM to 6 PM
Sunday, May 29: 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday, May 30: 10 AM to 4 PM

Louie's Lodge (Beer-Wine-Liquor) Memorial Day Holiday Hours
Thursday, May 26: 8 AM to 8 PM
Friday, May 27: 8 AM to 9 PM
Saturday, May 28: 8 AM to 8 PM
Sunday, May 29: 10 AM to 6 PM
Monday, May 30: 10 AM to 4 PM
Louie's Bacon Walk/Run!
9:00 AM - Saturday, June 18, 2022
Father's Day Weekend
Walk or Run - 1-mile or 2-mile course

Cost: Free!

Free Bacon Samples during the event!

T-Shirts Available at the event

Participants will receive a Louie's Discount token & giveaways for the kids. Sign up for prizes!

Prizes awarded to the male and female first place run finishers!


Click Here to Register (Registration is not required, but helps us know how much bacon to prepare!)


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Find out what's happening at Louie's on our Upcoming Events page:

Mark your calendars and watch for more information!
Louie's Wurstfest: September 10, 2022

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Louie's Brat Haus is Open!
Louie's Brat Haus will be open summer weekends in Louie's Parking Lot. Louie's Brat Haus benefits a wide variety of local non-profit and youth groups who use the Brat Haus as a fundraiser. The Brat Haus serves Louie's Brats, Hot Dogs, Chips, Pop, and Water. Stop for a brat or two!

Upcoming Brat Haus Schedule:
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Pictured is only a small sampling of what Louie's Finer Meats & Louie's Lodge offer if you're having Mexican night: Southwest Chipotle Brats, Molè Mexican Brats, Tequila Lime Chicken, 3 varieties of Chorizo, Modelo, Corona, and 1800 Tequila.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
Graduation is coming soon, have you planned the party for your graduate?

Louie's Finer Meats offers everything you need to feed a crowd for graduation or any other special event.

  • Shredded Beef, Pork, & Chicken
  • Buns
  • Decorated Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Potato Salad & Pasta Salad
  • Baked Beans
  • Brats, Hot Dogs, & Burgers
  • Meat & Cheese Trays
  • Vegetable Trays
  • Beverages at Louie's Lodge
  • Much more!

Louie's on the Lake
Casual Dining

Visit our website for menus and information:

We will be open on Mother's Day Sunday for Brunch! Call us at 715-671-0186 for information and reservations.

With the warm weather finally here, we now have the outdoor patio open for dining as weather permits!

Spring Hours
Watch for expanded summer hours coming soon!
Sunday: 7 AM to 1 PM
Monday: 7 AM to 2 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 7 AM to 2 PM
Thursday: 7 AM to 8 PM
Friday: 7 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 7 AM to 8 PM


Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Thank you for dining at Louie's on the Lake!
*Menu items feature award-winning meats from Louie's Finer Meats*
*Daily Specials*

Pizza - Paninis - Burgers - Salads - Daily Entrée Specials - More!
Beer - Wine - Soft Drinks - Breakfast

Friday night Fish Fry!

Take-out orders available - call 715-671-0186 to order

Louie's on the Lake
1780 Arcade Ave.
Cumberland, WI 54829
715-671-0186

Pictured Below: Wings & Waffle Fries on the patio
Louie's Lodge Logo
Louie's Lodge is located next to Louie's Finer Meats and offers a full selection of beer, wine, and spirits. Shop Louie's spacious beer cave and check out your favorites along with a wide variety of craft beers and wines. Beer and wine samples daily!

Call Louie's Lodge directly at 715-822-8741.

Running late? With the longer evening hours, we offer after-hours pickup of Louie's meat orders. Call ahead and pick your order up at the Lodge!

  • Competitive Prices
  • Large Selection
  • Great Specials
  • Louie's Meat items available
  • Cigars

Wild Game Processing
Congratulations to all of the successful hunters! Thank you for your patience - due to a large number of orders and our high quality standards, orders may take up to 6 months to complete from the date you placed the order. We are completing many orders each week and we will contact you when your order is ready to be picked up. Thank you!

Check out our wild game processing information on our website:

Wisconsin Wild Turkey Seasons are open!

Good Luck! Stop and pick up Louie's Snack Stix and Jerky for your time out in the woods and fields. Did you know that Louie's can cure & smoke your wild turkey for you? After a successful hunt, bring your meat in anytime during our regular business hours.
The Barron County ATV trails are scheduled to open for the season at Noon on Friday, May 6. Louie's Finer Meats and Louie's on the Lake are accessible on the ATV route through Cumberland. Stop and see us! Have fun and ride safe.
Employment Opportunities
Are you or a family member looking for a summer job? Come join our award-winning team! Louie's has a variety of job openings with part-time and full-time positions available for both adults and teens.

Visit our website for more information. You can print a job application from our website and drop it off at Louie's at your convenience.
EATS (Educational Assistance Through Scholarship) is back at UW-Eau Claire Barron County!

This event is 6-9 PM on Saturday, May 14. Try great food and beverages from a variety of local vendors, including Louie's Finer Meats. We hope to see you there!

Louie's Finer Meats
2025 Superior Ave
Cumberland, WI 54829
715-822-4728

Louie's Lodge
2035 Superior Ave
Cumberland, WI 54829
715-822-8741
Louie's Finer Meats Hours:
Sunday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM
Memorial Day: 10 AM to 4 PM

Louie's Lodge Hours (Beer-Wine-Spirits)
Sunday: 10 AM to 6 PM
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM to 8 PM
Memorial Day: 10 AM to 4 PM