|Tri Tip Grill’s signature cut came from chef and steakhouse owner, John Pickerel, whose lifework was dedicated to perfecting his unique and delicious recipes. While working in California, John showcased his creations at a chefs’ market in Napa Valley. His tri tip sandwiches were the hit of the market, producing an exceptionally noticeable weekly line. The market’s owner, Jim Apple, was captivated by John's work and fully convinced that his genius should be shared with the world. Ten years and seven restaurants later, the Buckhorn Grill was among the most popular upscale, quick-service restaurants in all of the Golden State. In March of 2010, John and Jim partnered with New York entrepreneur Dave Kassling to create Tri Tip Grill, showcasing John’s renowned cut of beef, beloved signature salads and mouthwatering sides. New Yorkers of discerning taste, get ready, your eating habits are about to change.