The tri tip, overrated? Most of my coworkers do not even know what it is. I have seen them pull a culotte muscle out and call it tri tip. Culotte is the top cap meat from the top sirloin butt. A muscle section out of the peeled knuckle (sirloin tip) is the tri tip. I am more of a traditional cut person. Too many shops around here are cutting steaks out of primal that is normally used for roasts and giving them fancy names. They even get articles in the newspaper announcing these "NEW TENDER CUTS OF BEEF" Tell me how you have dealt with this "mystery meat".