What distinguishes a good steak from a great one?

Dry aging is what distinguishes a truly great steak from any other steak you will ever eat.

Imagine sitting before you is a prime, dry-aged steak, hot off the grill after a brief rest.

What strikes you first? Does the magnetic aroma of perfectly cooked Porterhouse, strip, rib steak, or filet pull you in? The appearance of grill marks? Or is it as the first bite hits your palate—the crunchy crust, the yielding interior, the burst of inimitable flavor, or the buttery juiciness? Or is it the awareness that you are about to embark on a peak dining experience? (more…)

Impress Your July 4th Guests

While everyone who grills is probably comfortable grilling chicken breasts, thighs, kabobs, and whole fryers, grilling a whole turkey might seem daunting.

But grill-roasting a turkey is easier than you think. In principal, the biggest difference between grilling a turkey or any other piece of poultry is the amount of time required to bring it to golden-brown, aromatic perfection. (more…)

Three Ways to Get Great Grilled Poultry

Poultry is such a marvelous meat—supple, juicy texture and unique flavor. It’s like starting with a blank canvas that, combined with spice and infusion, opens the door to a wide-ranging culinary landscape.

Add fire and smoke to the proceedings, and you’re talking about summer spectaculars that are off the charts. Here are some tips for excellent grilled poultry this summer. (more…)

Inspired and Infused: Homemade Pantry Gifts for the Host

Good guests show up at the appointed time.

Great guests show up at the appointed time with a gift in hand for the host or hostess.

So, what to bring? Flowers? A bottle of wine? Been there, done that. Why not bring something unique, something one-of-a-kind you made yourself? (more…)

New Video! How To: Grill the Perfect Burger with Indirect Heat

A big, juicy burger hot off the grill. Does anything bring outdoors, fun, and entertaining to mind more readily? The key here is big and juicy, as opposed to small and dry, which can happen if you don’t manage your burger and your grill. (more…)

Ask the Butcher: What’s your entertaining style?

Thoughts of winter entertaining bring to mind images and auras that are warm and comfy—candle or fire light, a whiff of cinnamon, colors of brown and gold.

Spring time entertaining is about light and sparkle, fresh air, the smell of a newly mowed lawn, and the aroma of something fabulous on the grill. It’s also about options—indoor or outdoor, formal or casual. (more…)

New! “How To” Video

The Lobel family shows you master grilling techniques, step by step. Check out this new video for tips and techniques for grilling the perfect steak. (more…)

Ask the Butcher: What are your favorite cuts to grill?

Customers who are unfamiliar with Lobel’s fresh, dry-aged meats frequently want our recommendation about what to buy, asking: What’s the best steak for grilling?

Honestly, there’s no single answer or best cut. It’s all about deciding the best steak for each individual’s taste preference. (more…)

Heat Control

Nothing kick-starts spring like a big, thick, dry-aged steak cooked with smoke and flame on your own grill, in your very own backyard—filling the air with the most amazing, one-of-a-kind aroma, and slaking your hunger with mouthwatering perfection. (more…)

Essential Grilling Tools

Walking into a barbecue specialty shop or the grilling department of a big-box merchandiser can be a little daunting for the novice griller. With so many gadgets, gee-gaws and contraptions, you could easily spend a fortune on a collection tools that, ultimately, you rarely use or have little true affect on the quality of your cooked foods. (more…)

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