I've been on a meat stick drought lately. Not for lack of desire. But for lack of access. They just didn't occupy the prominent locale next to registers in Central America. Hopefully — hopefully! — South America is different.... My Lovely WifeAndrea picked up two packets of the Porchi Cabano meat sticks for me at … Continue reading Porchi Cabano Meat Stick
I bought this meat stick during halftime of the Boise State vs. Colorado State game. I had to leave the house before I threw something—and not just my Boise State hat—at the television. So I walked around the block, got into several verbal altercations with bushes that were smirking at me, and then ventured into … Continue reading Magical Meat Stick?
Last Friday night, I tested the limit of my (fading) youth and binged watch Stranger Things Season 2 with my sister-in-law. We started around 10pm. My limit was reached around 1:30am. To assist with this feat of folly, prior to starting, I trekked to the nearby Pappy’s Market — which is awesome, and I plan … Continue reading Snap into a Slim Jim!
I was sent on a simple mission: find beer and ice cream. After a couple days of relatively healthy eating — a recent record for us — we had to indulge. Just had to. The Hines family (Tim, Stephanie, Griffin, and Amelia), whom we'd met at our last explicitly unhealthy meal, McDonald's, and whom we'd … Continue reading Hickory Smoked Elk Snack Stick
These guys know how to market (see photo above)! I was searching for kale, but found these instead.... The Hemplers have been in the meat stick business since the 1800s in Germany and the 1920s in Washington. They know meat, as evidenced by their classic pepperoni stick. Thicker (3/4 to 7/8 of an inch) and … Continue reading Hempler’s Family Classic Pepperoni
My obsession with meat sticks is recent. I had been attempting to solve one of life's greatest conundrums: how to consume and transport meat easily. Raw steak in my pocket wasn't cutting it. Shortly thereafter, in a moment of serendipitous splendor, I bought a pepperoni stick out of the oft-handled and likely hepatitis-infected plastic bin below … Continue reading Tillamook Factory Outlet