A Bone-In Strip Steak is called a "Kansas City Steak" in the meat vernacular. It's the same exact thing as a NY strip steak except the KC still has the bone in it. Neither one is better or worse, it's just a matter of personal preference. Some people swear that the bone increases the flavor when the meat is cooked. You'll have to buy one of each to see for yourself. Our standard cut on these amazing steaks is 1.25" thick.