Meat The Expert: Larry Schubert

“Meat” Larry Schubert, who founded Schubert’s Packing Co., Inc. in Millstadt Illinois, a farming town located 20 minutes east of St. Louis.  “We opened the doors in 1978 and we had nothing to lose.  We just bought a house and had a new baby.  Our first daughter was born Jan 30th and I quit my job on Jan 31st.”  He’s a … Read More

3 Things You Need To Know About Grilling Sirloin Steak

Sirloin is a well known cut of beef and is widely available at the meat counters of butchers and grocers alike.  It is a fairly lean cut of red meat with little marbling.  As a result, it is less tender and less flavorful than its neighboring cuts in the loin, like the Filet or Porterhouse Steak. However, sirloin steak provides a very versatile … Read More

What is a T-Bone Steak?

The T-Bone Steak derives its eponymous name from the “T shaped” bone that runs through the center of the steak, as seen in our picture.  On one side of the “T” is the strip steak (commonly referred to as the New York Strip Steak) on one side and and tenderloin (also called the Filet) on the other. These two cuts are … Read More

What is a Porterhouse Steak?

Porterhouse Steaks are well known and highly desirable cuts of meat.  As a result, they can be found on the menu of every steakhouse around the globe and equally accessible in grocers across the US.  Why?…. Because a Porterhouse provides some of the most tender and flavorful cuts of meat available.  It is always cooked bone-in which helps the meat cook evenly and retain … Read More

What is a Strip Steak?

The Strip Steak is a well known cut of beef, commonly available in grocers and in restaurants.  The Strip Steak has several monikers including (deep breath): New York Strip Steak Kansas City Steak / Strip Steak Manhattan Steak Shell Steak Hotel-Cut Steak and the much lesser known Ambassador Steak The Strip Steak can be served either boneless or bone-in.  At Red … Read More

All Natural Steak vs. Store Bought Steak – A Cook-off

There’s a lot of “fat” to cut through in the world of food (pun intended), especially when you consider all the talk about organic, natural, gluten free, genetically modified organism (GMO) free, free-range, grass fed, etc, etc.   There’s definitely a trend towards organic and all natural steak, which tend to be considered more expensive, but are they… really?  And if so, is it worth the money? If … Read More