Over Memorial Day, Americans consumed an estimated 55.8-million pounds of beef, making it the largest beef-eating day of the year, according to the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.
The most popular retail cuts are (in order): sirloin, round, chuck, T-bone, rib, cubed, flank and tenderloin.
CONDIMENT CONUNDRUM: The official start of grilling season brings to mind a classic ditty by Richard Armour. Younger readers who have grown up squirting ketchup from plastic bottles may not understand the reference:
The ketchup bottle,
None will come
And then a lot'll."