Some use worn out words such as “delicious” and “delectable” to describe their food, but that’s just because they don’t have the experience or the grit to explain it any other way. At Tri Tip Grill we don’t blow smoke, we know smoke. A butcher by trade, John Pickerel has spent the last 40 years perfecting our signature tri-tip.
Our 35-day aged Certified Angus Beef tri-tip is known for its “candy” crust made possible only by 10 years of study on fire, flame and heat alone. Through our patented smoke roasting process we finish the interior to an addictive edge-to-edge juicy medium rare.
We know we have the best tri-tip on the planet, but don’t take our word for it—put us to the test.
Buckhorn Steakhouse opens in Winters, Ca
First buckhorn grill opens & expands to 10 locations
Tri Tip Grill opens New York’s Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal
First Texas location opens at The Star in Frisco, Tx
We’re picky and proud of it. Only 3 in 10 Angus cattle meet the CAB quality standards determined by 10 scientific measurements.
Marbling When it comes to beef, fat is not a four-letter word. Proper marbling — abundant small specks of fat within the meat — is actually what gives each tri-tip its juiciness and consistent flavor.
Consistent Sizing From the weight of the cow to the size of its ribeye and the thickness of its fat, exacting size standards give you the mouthwatering experience you require.
Appearance A great cut of meat is a thing of beauty. Certified Angus Beef standards for appearance and tenderness reject all imperfections, so customers are ensured quality cuts that look as amazing as they taste.
Tri Tip Process
Start With Certified Angus Beef
Age 35 Days, Trim & Inspect
Marinade, Season & Char-roast
Wood Smoke The Meat
Finish In The Oven
Slice, Serve & Enjoy
Our freezer is small and our cans are few. Sauces, dressings and soups are made each morning from scratch. Steaks are hand-cut, seasoned, marinated, smoked and cooked. Everything is made in-house daily, right down to our croutons. Every day truly is a fresh start.
Hand seasoned, carved & smoked
Blended from fresh ingredients
Sides & Salads
Made from raw produce
Dressings & Sauces
Made from fresh bread loaves