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New York, New York
You are associated with a lot of things.
Tall buildings. Lots of people. Evil baseball team. Apples. And of course the New York Strip Steak.
This popular cut of beef is found everywhere, not just in the city that never sleeps.
How much money should you be laying down to enjoy this hunk of beef? This post is to guide you to paying a good price for a good New York Strip steak. And no you don't have to pay New York housing prices.
What is a New York Strip Steak?
A New York Strip Steak comes from the short loin. This is great real estate to get a chunk of beef. The short loin is located at the center of the back of the cow. This area gets less work by the cow during it's life, which means the meat from that region is more tender than from the neck or end of the cow.
The steak may be sold boneless or bone-in.
Why is it Called a New York Strip Steak?
Why is it a New York Strip Steak? The story begins in 1837. A resturant named Delmonico's openeded in Manhattan. Delmonico's served a steak from the short loin that was called a Delmonico steak - still is sometimes. Due to it's New York locale the steak got a reputation as being a New York strip steak. The name stuck.
In some Midwestern states you may find the same cut called a Kansas City strip steak. You may think it's sacrilegious to refer to the strip steak as a New York strip steak.
Some other names you may see are strip loin steak or top loin steak.
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How Much Does a New York Strip Steak Cost?
Here is a list of New York Strip steak prices I found at local grocery stores in my area (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Trader Joe's, $14.99/lb
Walmart (Select) $8.97/lb
Walmart (Angus Choice) $9.47/lb
Whole Foods Market, $13.99/lb
Costco (Prime Whole), $10.89/lb
Costco (Prime), $15.99/lb
What is a Good Price for a New York Strip Steak?
You can expect to pay around $12.99 to $14.99 a pound for a New York Strip steak. This is about the same price as a good Ribeye as well. If you shop sales I bet you can beat that. Grocery store typically have some type of steak on sale each week, especially during the summer months.
Walmart had the cheapest New York Strip steaks. But I don't feel very confident with the quality of those steaks. I would rather wait on a sale at another grocery store that could match Walmart's everyday price.
If you want to be really ambitious and cut your own strip steaks, then you might consider buying a whole one from Costco. You can even get them as USDA Prime. How about that?
Here is a video on how to do this. Watch below.
How to Cook a New York Strip Steak
For a thick steak like a New York Strip a two part cooking method is best. First sear on both sides in a cast iron skillet. Then put the whole thing in the oven to finish. That way you can get a nice sear and have the meat be perfectly cooked in the center. I do this same approach with Ribeye steaks. Any steak that is large and thick does well this way.
Recommended Steaks to Order Via the Internet
Want to shop for steak from the comfort of your home or while you sit in the car waiting for a rainstorm to end (hey you never know). There are options a plenty out there. The one I would recommend is the Chicago Steak Company. I love the Chicago Steak company because...
1. They sell quality steaks that are either prime or top choice steaks including New York Strip Steaks. Their steaks are either wet aged or dry aged for improved flavor.
2. They educate people about steaks. Their Steak University site has a lot of helpful information on the subject.
I am always about finding a good deal on steaks. I have seen deals for free shipping and/or free steak burgers and around special occasions like Father's Day. Check out the steaks from Chicago Steak Company.
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