What is Tri-Tip you ask? Well tri-tip is a cut of beef from the bottom sirloin sub primal cut. It is a small triangular muscle, usually 1.5 to 2.5 lbs. (675 to 1,150g) per side of beef but that is not important right now (in my best Leslie Nielsen/Dr. Rumack voice – Airplane The Movie). What is important is that I enjoyed the sandwich!
Yesterday while walking in the bowels of Grand Central Terminal looking for something good to eat, I decided to try at sandwich from Tri Tip Grill. I had the Bacon Cheddar Buck large which while priced at $9.99 was 6oz of pure meat. The thinly sliced tip steak was with their red ranch sauce, apple-wood smoked bacon, melted cheddar (also available with grilled chicken). It also comes in a 4oz. sandwich priced at $8.99.
The sandwich was delicious yet a little messy to eat. It is served on a very nicely toasted handmade artisan bun. The apple-wood bacon was nice and crispy and added some nice flavor to the already well salted meat. Though I had no problem finishing the 6oz. sandwich, I think most people would feel pleasantly full with the regular 4oz. version.
I will definitely Tri some of the other sandwiches on the menu for sure (see what I did there?). I would definitely suggest you Tri it for yourself (I did it again) if you are near Grand Central or Rockefeller Center but be prepared to pay the typical Midtown touristy spot pricing. P.S. I did hear that the food at Grand Central is slightly higher priced over that at Rockefeller Center if you can believe it.
Have you ever had Tri-Tip Grill? Which sandwich did you have and what did you think of it? Also if you liked this post, what other sandwich at Tri Tip or other place in Midtown Manhattan would you like me to try?