5 of a Kind: Our ‘Café at the Meadows’ Faves

For those who don’t know, the Café is a casual dining spot located on Level 1 of Prairie Meadows, near the hotel entrance. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, it’s a go-to spot for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. To celebrate the reopening of the Café at the Meadows, we’re counting down five of our absolute favorite entrees!

Jethro’s in Altoona offers a fresh take on steak

In this week’s Off the Menu, Steve and CJ from Elder Corporation visit the famous Jethro’s ‘n Jakes Smokehouse Steaks in Altoona, Iowa, where they sample some of the restaurant’s award-winning dishes. The pair even gets to try Jethro’s cold-smoked NY Strip. Check it out!

Claxon’s Pitmaster Dishes Out Juicy BBQ Secrets

Claxon’s Smokehouse in Altoona is an old-school barbecue joint with a firetruck out front, an Oklahoma Joe’s® smoker out back, and an oakwood grill in the pit. And while the restaurant itself is a sight to behold, the meat is the true star of the show.

Off the Menu: Brightside Aleworks

This week, we joined Steve Moyna and CJ Sherzan of Elder Corp at Brightside Aleworks, a popular craft brewery at the heart of Altoona, Iowa. The brewery offers everything from milk stouts and kettle sours, to tropical hops and luscious haze.

Off the Menu: AJ’s Steakhouse

Located on the first floor of Prairie Meadows, the No. 1 entertainment destination in Iowa, AJ’s Steakhouse serves premium cocktails and savory dishes in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. Here, you feel like a VIP and dine like a high roller.

Off the Menu: Burger Shed

Stomach rumbling? Maybe you worked up an appetite on the green at Terrace Hills Golf Course, playing the tables at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino, or going anti-gravity at Altoona’s amusement park.
Right now, there’s only one thing you need: a big, juicy burger. “Off the Menu” is an Altoona restaurant feature sponsored by Elder Corporation.