BOSTON (CBS) — For more than 40 years, steak tips lovers have flocked to the Newbridge Cafe in Chelsea.

Steak tips from Newbridge Cafe in Chelsea. (WBZ-TV)

Steak tips from Newbridge Cafe in Chelsea. (WBZ-TV)

The cafe cooks the steak tips on a skewer before putting them on the grill.

The appropriately named Tip Tap Room on Beacon Hill features craft beers on tap, and a variety of tips including chicken, lamb, steak and swordfish.

Tip Tap Room in Boston serves several kinds of tips at their restaurant. (WBZ-TV)

Tip Tap Room in Boston serves several kinds of tips at their restaurant. (WBZ-TV)

Dom’s in Malden was originally known for their sausage, but these days they are just as famous for steak tips made with a top-secret marinade.

Sausages from Dom's in Malden. (WBZ-TV)

Sausages from Dom’s in Malden. (WBZ-TV)

The tips have a sweet flavor, with hints of caramel and smokiness.

Steak tips from Dom's Sausage in Malden. (WBZ-TV)

Steak tips from Dom’s Sausage in Malden. (WBZ-TV)

Interestingly, steak tips are unique to New England, while the rest of the country likely has not heard of them. Other areas have sirloin tips, or tri-tips, but they are not quite the same thing.

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