Ribeye of the Sky a slang expression, prevalent in hunting, referring to the migratory bird Sandhill Crane, and its meat.
Although the exact origin of the phrase “Ribeye of the Sky” is not known, it first started appearing online in various hunting and cooking forums in 2009.
It steadily gained popularity online until the mid-2010’s, although its use didn’t go widespread.
“Ribeye of the Sky” became popular following the release of Season 5 Episode 10 of the television series “MeatEater” on August 20th, 2015.
Following this, more and more mentions appeared of the phrase on numerous sites, including hunting blogs, cooking sites and forums, sharing advice and information as well as recipes, involving the Sandhill Crane, or the “Ribeye of the Sky”.