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Question #146 posted on 08/14/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Is the only difference between a steak (or chop) and a roast the thickness? Can you take a roast, cut it into 3" thick pieces and have steak at half the price? Or are they generally different cuts of meat entirely or tenderized differently?
- Meatasaurus

A: Dear Meatasaurus,
Steaks and roasts are different cuts. Think about it: you can get a steak nice and tender on the grill pretty quickly, but it takes hours for the roast to get to a similarly tender and delicious stage. Such is the magic of steak. Although I encourage you to try hacking pieces of roast off and grilling them to see what would happen. I think you would find the results self explanatory.
- Benvolio