Did You Know? The Spanish brought the first beef cattle to the new world in 1540, but steak didn’t become a staple of the American diet until the 1800s, when the rise of the railroads and refrigerated shipping could move meat from Midwest stockyards to hungry patrons around the country.
Dish 1: Presidential T-Bone Where:Cattleman’s, 1309 S. Agnew St., Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Did You Know? Some of the world’s oldest cave paintings offer evidence that humans have eaten beef since prehistoric times.
Dish 2: The Haystack Where:The Silo, 115 North Water St, Lewiston, NY 14092
Did You Know? From the domestication of cattle over 10,000 years ago, to the foundation of the old west, steak has been enjoyed by countless civilizations.
Did You Know? A steak is a slice from a larger, primal cut of beef. American butchers use 12 different primal, or initial, cuts.
Dish 4: Whiskey Steaks Where:The Drover, 2121 South 73rd St, Omaha, NE 68124
Did You Know? In 1830, Delmanico’s in New York City served America’s first restaurant steak. They invented “The Delmanico Cut” and were the first to use the term “86-ed” for when the famous steak sold out.
Dish 5: Bone in the Stone Where:Riverstone Grill, 971 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072