Category: Ask the Butcher

Ask the Butcher: Favorite Ethnic Cuisine

One of the qualities we love about food is that it can take you on a trip around the world, and you don’t even have to leave your kitchen! Every type of cuisine offers unique flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques that represent the rich culture of its origin.

We asked the Lobels to share with us what they love about their favorite ethnic cuisines.


Ask the Butcher: Favorites for Fall

The fall season is upon us! The weather is getting colder and sunsets are getting earlier. The days and nights are perfect for cozying up with a hot meal and a comfy blanket!

We’ve asked the Lobel family what their favorite fall ingredients are for cooking at home.


All Things Super for Game Day!

Super Sunday is quickly approaching! Whether you’re looking for general tips on what to serve, football party menus, how to make the perfect burger patties for your guests, or if you want to know what the Lobel family likes to do for the big game day—we’ve got you covered! All of our articles related to creating a memorable  Super Sunday are now in one place.



Watch “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School” featuring Evan Lobel!

This past weekend, Evan Lobel was featured in an episode about home butchering on Martha Stewart’s new show, “Martha Stewart’s Cooking School.”

Evan Lobel & Martha Stewart

Evan Lobel & Martha Stewart
Photo credit: Rob Tannenbaum/MSLO


Everything Thanksgiving

In many American families, Thanksgiving is the biggest and grandest meal of the year. Traditions abound, from what is served and what dishes are used to who sits where during the meal. Over the years, we’ve offered our customers a lot of advice about Thanksgiving dinner preparation. So here is a round-up of past posts for your Thanksgiving-dinner-cooking convenience!


New Video! T-Bone vs. Porterhouse: What’s the Difference?

At Lobel’s, we offer many cuts of beef. Customers are often asking us, what’s the difference between this and that? Fairly often, we are asked this about T-bones and Porterhouses. They both look very similar, with the characteristic T-shaped bone in the middle. Watch as David Lobel shows you what the difference is.


New Video! Prime Rib vs. USDA Prime Rib

Ever wonder what “prime rib” really means? Is it the same as USDA Prime Rib? Watch as Stanley Lobel shows you the differences between the two phrases.


Ask the Butcher: What’s your favorite summertime meal?

As summer rounds the bend of the seasonal road, we tend to think of how to make the most of the last few weeks of summer that we have left. Whether it be relaxing on the porch with an iced tea, lounging in the shade reading a book, enjoying your favorite summertime meal with your family, or a backyard barbeque with your friends. We asked the Lobels to share their favorite meals of the season—one they’ll be enjoying before summer’s end!


Ask the Butcher: USDA Grades of Beef

Ever wonder what the difference is between Prime, Choice, and Select beef? How do they look different? What’s the difference in taste, texture, and flavor? In this video Mark Lobel, 5th generation butcher from venerated Lobel’s, explains it all.


Ask the Butcher: What do you put on your hot dog?

Hot dogs are the perfect menu item for a lazy summer day, a quick-grill dinner, a picnic on the beach, or a cook-out with friends. To celebrate all that the hot dog is, the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council has declared July as National Hot Dog Month! There is even National Hot Dog Day on July 20 for all hot dog lovers to load up the toppings and devour their favorite franks.

It’s not just all about the best steaks with the Lobels—they enjoy a great grilled dog as well! Curious to know what a master butcher puts on his hot dog? So were we—so we asked!


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