The answer: there is no difference. These and many others are all different names for the same steak.
There are many names for this steak, including the following names, and all mean exactly the same steak:
- New York
- Kansas City
- top loin
- IMPS/NAMP 1180 and 1180A
However, the label must use the official, complete name for this steak, which is, "Beef Loin, Strip Loin Steak, Boneless". This is often in very small print, so look carefully.
Be especially careful about ordering any steak called a "sirloin". This word is commonly used to describe two completely different steaks: either the IMPS/NAMP 1180, or a very inferior quality steak from a different subprimal.
We all love a great steak, and the strip / New York / Kansas City steak may be the best of the best, no matter what it is called, because
What's in a name? That which we call a roseEnjoy!!
By any other name would smell as sweet.
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)
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