When (and Why) to Cut Against the Grain

You’ve probably heard it a million times before: slice against the grain. If you’re like many steak lovers (including some of us here at Steak U), you might have heard and even followed this advice for years or decades without…

steaks on a gas and charcoal grill

Charcoal vs. Gas Grills: The Great Debate

Is a Charcoal or Gas Grill Better for Steak? In meat-loving circles, few topics get argued more intensely or more often than charcoal vs. gas grills. Stumble onto any barbecue or carnivore-centric message board, and you’re sure to bump heads…

Steak Seasoning and Flavor (Part II)

While high-end steaks usually ask for minimal seasonings, the perfect dry rub or marinade can elevate your steak to an entirely new level. Now, in Part II of our intro into seasoning and flavor, we explore what an interplay of…

Steak Seasoning and Flavor (Part I)

The Art & Science of Preparing Steaks (Part I) Great steaks start with great seasoning and flavoring techniques. Whether you prefer a simple, pre-grill salting, a homemade marinade, or a thorough dry rub, your steak’s flavor rests (as always) on…

The Wagyu & Kobe Beef Buyer’s Guideb

Wagyu beef, which covers all kinds of Japanese cattle – including the famous “Kobe” variety – is one of the most demanded kinds of beef in the world.  Authentic Wagyu is unquestionably some of the best beef in the world,…

How The USDA Grades Your Steak

For steak lovers, suppliers, and farmers alike, the USDA’s beef grading system is the holy standard for all things beef, from ribeye to New York strip. But for those unfamiliar with how beef is graded by the USDA, the different…

What Makes an Aged Steak so Great

There are some things that are just better with age. Music is one thing that comes to mind; Beethoven and Mozart were both popular composers in their time but through the years became the Classical Masters. Wine too becomes more…

Wet aged beef history

History of Wet-aged Beef

Aged beef is the delicacy for which we all yearn. When selecting a steak for tenderness and flavor, often the consumer may ask, “Which is the right steak for me? Dry-aged beef or a wet-aged beef?” The answer depends upon…

Where can I buy USDA Prime beef?

If you desire top quality steaks for your next party or family get together, there are many high end grocery stores, such as Albertson’s and Costco, which carry USDA Prime beef. Some of the higher end stores, such as Wegmans…