Why Is Dry-Aged Beef So Expensive?

February 27, 2017

There’s a reason why your steakhouse dinner costs $40

Why is the meat at a fancy steakhouse so damn expensive? In this episode of The Meat Show host Nicks Solares schools us in the value of a good steak. The meat served in high-end restaurants isn’t the same steak available in standard grocery stores, or even in butcher shops. USDA prime beef is a very special thing that can only come from about 2 percent of the cattle butchered for meat.

In addition to working with pricey ingredients, steakhouses handle their product in a time-consuming way. Dry-aging beef takes