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Steak Names

What's In A Name?

Steak lovers and culinary enthusiasts often find themselves seeking out the best cuts of beef, scrolling through recipes and ingredients trying to find something that stands out. While enjoying your meal and telling your friends about the work that went into it, maybe you can use some of these facts listed below to educate them as to where the name of that particular cut comes from.


The name is a nod to its location on the cow – situated along the upper ribcage. This cut is derived from the primal rib section, offering a perfect balance of tenderness and juiciness.  

T-Bone and Porterhouse:  

The T-bone and Porterhouse steaks are iconic cuts that feature a T-shaped bone dividing two different muscles – the larger New York strip on one side and the smaller tenderloin on the other. The term "Porterhouse" is believed to have originated from 19th-century American taverns 


New York Strip:

The New York Strip, often called the "Delmonico" in some regions, is believed to have originated in New York City in the 19th century. Delmonico's, a famous restaurant at the time, featured this cut prominently on its menu, contributing to its alternate name. 

Skirt Steak:

The term Skirt Steak refers to a cut of beef that comes from the plate section of the cow, below the ribs and between the brisket and flank. The name "Skirt" comes from the fact that the cut is long and flat, resembling a skirt.

Hope you found that informative. Stay tuned for more facts about some of your other favorite cuts in the near future. 

- The Gang at Farmingdale Meat Market