If you like eating beef, there’s a restaurant in South Dakota that you should make a point of visiting.
D&K Outpost, of Highmore, S.D., was recently recognized by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council with its Prime Promoters award.
Owned and managed by Karen and Greg Swenson, D&K Outpost is best known for its prime rib entrée. In 2012, the restaurant sold approximately 3,600 pounds of ribeye, which is used for both the prime rib and ribeye steaks. It also served approximately 1,200 pounds of pre-cut sirloin steaks, 4,000 hamburgers and 2,150 pounds beef in casseroles and other dishes.
Mid-Dakota Meats, LLC, owned and managed by Kevin and Angela Leiferman, received the Prime Promoter Award in the business category. SDBIC recognized Mid-Dakota Meats for its innovative techniques and efforts to showcase beef. Kevin attends meat lab workshops annually, striving to bring new ideas, skills and techniques into his business. Mid-Dakota Meats has won awards for its specialty products, including its beef sticks and Black Forest Marinated Hanger Steak. The company processes more than one million pounds of beef annually. Kevin serves on the board of directors for the South Dakota Association of Meat Processors. The Leifermans have provided beef jerky at a discount for shipment to U.S. troops through the South Dakota CattleWomen. They also open their business to FFA students who want to learn more about the meat processing business.