Saturday, August 1, 2015

August in Eugene

Welcome to The Butcher's Blog

Enjoy August in Eugene with cool mornings and walks at first light. 
Road trips down to the coast, a Cuthbert concert at night
Saturday market's fresh produce,
river sports, and cold brew

Then at the end of the day,  firing up the barbecue
It's August in Eugene, and the warm sun is a treat

at Long's Meat Market, enjoy our high quality meat

'Tis the Season to Be Grilling

 Its still "high season" for grilling, and here's a list of the best steak ideas for barbecue.

Filet Mignon - a rare treat, and worth the extra price for that special occasion. Very lean, so consider wrapping with bacon for that extra flavor.

Strip Steak - a popular choice. Tender and well marbled with a rich flavor. Try a center cut New York strip.

Porterhouse and T-Bone - This cut is from the rear loin and and is a combination of a New York steak and filet mignon connected by that T-shaped bone. The T-bone steak is a smaller version of the porterhouse, cut from the front of the short loin.  Nice combo for a summer grill. 

Rib Steak aka Rib Eye -    thick, tender, juicy, and well marbled. The rib eye steak is a popular choice for a healthy sized meal. Tip - start searing over high direct heat for the char, then finish over medium or indirect heat to keep that reddish-pink inside

Flat Iron - well marbled and a second only in tenderness to filet mignon. Makes for great grilling with or without marinade. 

Flank Steak - a leaner cut recommended by some diets such as the Sonoma Diet. Not as tender but can be those tougher meat fibers can be shortened by slicing it paper thin on a diagonal across the grain before serving. Try a coffee rub marinade rubbed into diagonal cuts before grilling for a different taste experience.   

Skirt Steak - used for fajitas, but also good for grilling. Has a rich beefy flavor and a satisfying chew. Good with marinades. 

Hanger Steak -   According to tradition, butcher's kept the hanger steak cuts for their own use. We broke tradition a long time ago. They go fast so show up early in the day for better results. The hanger steak "hangs" near the kidney, and is a bit thicker, tougher, and more fibrous than a skirt steak. But it still has great taste, needs high heat to cook quickly, and is best sliced across the grain. 

Coffee Steak Rub Recipe

 Have you ever tried a coffee steak rub? Check out the video recipe of this spice rub on "The Chew" show on ABC. View video >

Meat Packages Offer Bulk Discount

Choose your own combo with three packages or order in bulk and save money. We are now offering special prices for meat packages, whole or half carcass, and natural luau hogs. Call ahead to place an order or ask questions. There is a one week lead time needed for whole hogs to assure sizing. All of our prices include cutting and wrapping. Three packages with lots of choices in each one.
To order: (541) 344-3172 or email us at info at

Some photos from our store in Eugene:

Alexi Pappas Enjoys BBQ Tri-tip Burger 
Mike Wooley Cutting on the Block

Award Winning Rogue River Blue Cheese in The Deli

Be Greeted with a Smile in Our Deli

  1. Wishing you all a safe a fun month of August !
  2. From all of us at Long's Meat Market

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