Thursday, February 17, 2011

Known in places other than the Big Apple as the Delmonico, Club Steak, Shell Steak, Top Loin Steak, Hotel Cut Steak and Ambassador Steak, the New York Strip Steak's namesake seems to be a bit of a mystery. Some say the shape of the cut resembles that of the island of Manhattan, others say it is simply named after New York because of its presence in the many steakhouses of the city. Others would argue that the term first appeared on menus of restaurants in the Western United States in the late 1800's as a way of describing this particular cut of meat and the way it was prepared and cooked.

Either way, it's a fine cut of meat and it tastes good if it's done right. Furthermore, while one can only enjoy a steak while it is being consumed and shortly thereafter, this print will serve to remind its possessor of the joys of steak consumption on a daily basis for years to come. Find and make one your own here.

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