By Julie Lawrence Special to Published Apr 15, 2009 at 7:30 AM

It's at Sendik's. Starting this month, Balistreri-owned-and-operated Sendik's Food Markets offer a new health-conscious option in its meat departments.

Sendik's has partnered with Tallgrass Beef Company to sell grass fed and finished beef that is free of synthetic hormones, sub-therapeutic antibiotics, animal byproducts and grain. This serves as an alternative to the traditional corn-fed beef.

Tallgrass Beef Company was founded by veteran Chicago journalist Bill Kurtis to produce grass beef that is free from chemicals produced in a sustainable and humane manner.

Kurtis will be in Milwaukee visiting several Sendik's Market locations on April 24 and 26 where he'll talk to customers and offer samples.


April 24
Elm Grove: 13425 W. Watertown Plank Rd., 10-11:30 a.m.
Germantown: NW112 W15800 Mequon Rd., 12:30-2 p.m.

April 26
Greenfield: 7901 W. Layton Ave., 10-11:30 a.m.
Franklin: 5200 W. Rawson Ave., 12:30-2 p.m.

Julie Lawrence Special to staff writer Julie Lawrence grew up in Wauwatosa and has lived her whole life in the Milwaukee area.

As any “word nerd” can attest, you never know when inspiration will strike, so from a very early age Julie has rarely been seen sans pen and little notebook. At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee it seemed only natural that she major in journalism. When offered her an avenue to combine her writing and the city she knows and loves in late 2004, she knew it was meant to be. Around the office, she answers to a plethora of nicknames, including “Lar,” (short for “Larry,” which is short for “Lawrence”) as well as the mysteriously-sourced “Bill Murray.”