For more than 60 years, the Allen Lions Club has held an annual Pit Beef Dinner with an extensive menu from time-honored recipes -- an area tradition.
Unfortunately, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the dinner was canceled in 2020.
The Lions still feel that it is too soon to prepare and hold a full dinner. But, this year they are delighted to offer beef for take-out. The prime cut of beef the Lions offer is deliciously seasoned and then cooked overnight in underground pits over glowing wood embers.
Many say it is the best beef they have ever tasted. No side dishes are being offered this year, however.
This beef take-out event will be held Sunday, Nov. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Allen Community Hall (26575 Collins Wharf Road, Eden). Price is $12 per pound.
Orders are now being taken. Most of the beef will be sold pre-sale by tickets. Ticket sales will end early November so that the beef can be ordered. Only a small amount of beef will be available on a first come-first serve basis for non-ticket holders on November 14.
To guarantee you’ll get beef, buy a ticket -- see an Allen Lions member -- or call 410-546-2043.
Proceeds benefit the many charitable contributions made by the Allen Lions, including the Allen Fire Company, Allen street lights, the operation of the Allen Community Hall, the Allen Blessing Box, Lions Vision Research, Lions Leader Dogs for the blind, and many others.e same date, local artists Doug Rayfield and Nancy Mysak will hold an art show at the Allen Museum (3430 Allen Road).