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Basturma at Kiko's Meat Market (hey, Erik!)

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Basturma at Kiko's Meat Market (hey, Erik!)

RST | Jan 5, 2004 12:27 AM

While riding up and down Lincoln Ave. (I couldn't really get off to do much walking because of the snowstorm) trying to put together addresses for the post on coffee below, I discovered a new Bosnian (Muslim) meat market. Unlike our Serbian delis (George's, Lalich's, Beograd) where one might find pork products (smoked pork loin etc), Kiko's offers only beef/beef products, and lamb (no pork for Muslims). Kiko's makes sudjuk and basturma in-house. The basturma is excellent and is almost certainly similar to the basturma Erik brought back from Sahag's in LA and which was the focal point of the Chicago Board basturma sandwich party last year. There's a picture of slices of the basturma in the website below. The place is run by a charming older couple with absolutely no English and we communicated by signs. There is a tiny eating area where I enjoyed a delicious bowl of white bean soup.

Kiko's Meat Market
Naturally smoked meat products
Fresh meat and sausages
Refik and Dana Kiko Fazlibasic
Tel: 773-271-7006
5077 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago 60625
www.kikosmeatmarket.com

Link: http://kikosmeatmarket.com

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