For meat that's shaved off a cow, steaks can have a lot of variation in both cut and quality. Those little changes wind up making a big difference in the flavor of the meat.

Noah Talmatch, proprietor of the new Portland steakhouse Timber, breaks down what you need to know about steak.

More Information: Timber Steakhouse and Rotisserie

USDA's blog: What's your beef - Prime, Choice or Select?

USDA's blog: Meat Marbling 101

Business Insider: The Ultimate Guide to Beef Cuts

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