Obama at the West Side Market today. The fact that he stands before Czuchraj Meats is très Rust Belt Chic. Photo courtesy of Amelia Zatik Sawyer.
Wonder if Obama turned around to get the brisket beef jerky. From Chowhound, a post from someone really desiring:
I want to make beef jerky like Czuchraj’s
I watched a Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate (Salty Goodness episode) ,and I was reminded of how good and different the beef jerky at J+J Czuchraj Meats in Cleveland Ohio is. I want to try to make some. In the episode they said they make it with beef brisket. It’s very moist and and tender and delicious: decidedly unjerky-like. The thing I am most interested in is capturing the texture. I have a wood barrel smoker, a Weber kettle grill, and a propane BBQ. I’ve got hickory chips, applewood in seasoned logs, mesquite charcoal and gas. Anyone have any suggestions? Also, does it sound bad if I say I’ve got gas?
Update: Among other things, Obama bought 20 smokies, a half-pound of barbecue jerky, and a half-pound of mild jerky. Yum.