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