Meat Stories

Surf and Turf Redefined

When most people think surf and turf, they probably imagine an upscale dinner at a high-end restaurant, likely reserved for special occasions only.  Think Beyond Lobster The surf and turf meal has a long history of owning the center page on steakhouse menus, and it’s nearly always a pricey filet […]

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Meatballs – The Ultimate Guide

Nothing beats a juicy, moist meatball tossed with some bright red marinara sauce and perfectly al dente spaghetti noodles. That dish is a classic, but meatballs are good for a whole lot more. In fact, there are variations on meatballs on every continent. Meatballs are so ubiquitous, they can be […]

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Bacon vs. Pork Belly: What’s the Difference?

You’re probably aware that bacon has experienced quite a popularity boom in the United States. You’ll find it piled next to eggs, sprinkled atop soups, or serving as added flavor and texture in salads. You can even enjoy bacon dipped in chocolate if the sweet and savory pique your taste […]


Never Had Steak Tips? Here’s What You Should Do with Them

If you’ve never experienced the pure joy of the cut of beef known as steak tips, this is the time to start. The uber-tender hunks of steak are convenient, flavor-packed, and work well in a variety of preparations. You’ll never grow bored with the options. Try them skewered and grilled, […]

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The Best Barbecue Sauce (and Beer) for Every Meat

Ahhh! Barbecue sauce. A hot button culinary topic if there ever was one. Fortunately, I’m a meat guy from the home of lobster and clam chowdah, so my loyalties with BBQ sauce aren’t regional and tend to be with whatever will make what I’m cooking taste amazing! Here’s a breakdown […]


Bone-In vs. Boneless Chicken: When and How to Prepare Chicken

Do you know why boneless, skinless chicken tends to be more expensive than its bone-in counterparts — especially when we’re talking about organic, free-range options? Do you know the difference between a boneless, skinless chicken breast than a chicken tender? How about chicken thighs, should you buy them boneless, or […]

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Recipes to Cook Some of the More Unique Cuts of Meat

Chicken breasts, ribeye, pork chops: These are all familiar hunks of meat that grace our tables every week. Have you ever felt like branching out? Ever think about giving some of the more unique cuts of meat you see on restaurant menus and in the butcher’s case a try? If so, […]

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What is a Denver Steak? The Story of New Steak Discoveries

Everything old is new again, as the saying goes. But that shouldn’t stop you from eating some of the “new cuts” of beef that you can find across the United States these days. Witness the Denver steak, one of the recently “discovered” beef cuts that, if you are lucky, you can find on […]


Beef Brisket – The Barbecue Essential

Where do I even start? Brisket is the holy grail cut of beef for BBQ enthusiasts. Do a quick YouTube search, and you’ll find every pit warrior and their mother talking to the camera about rubs, brines, wraps, smokes, sauces, humidity, moisture, and more; the list goes on and on. […]


Kebabs or Kebobs – A Specific Cut of Meat or a Traditional Dish?

Kebabs—meat, usually beef—cooked on a skewer, often with vegetables, have a long and truly intercontinental history. As an English culinary term, according to The Oxford Companion for Food, it is often used with the term shish or sis to denote being grilled on a skewer. In this context, the term shish kebob has […]