Immigrants to the United States from German-speaking countries brought with them some of their favorite foods, such as Hamburg Steak. The Germans simply flavored shredded low-grade beef with regional spices, and both cooked and raw, it became a standard meal among the poorer classes. Sailors who had visited the ports of Hamburg, Germany and New York, brought this food and term "Hamburg steak" into popular usage. To attract German sailors, eating stands along the New York city harbor offered "steak cooked in the Hamburg style". It is believed that the first hamburger served on a bun was made by Oscar Weber Bilby of Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1891.