Strolling on Commercial with a visitor last week, I realized I had never actually been in this deli (closed, evening, whatever) but had only tried their charcuterie at restaurants. What a whole-head experience! Sausages dangle above you like luscious chandeliers, meats glisten and beckon in the display cases, your olfactory centre is assaulted in a stupendously good way by the smells of smoked things. I swear you can hear the meaty goodness happening in the back of this tiny shop.
I bought just a few things as I wasn't going to be home for a while: the beef jerky wasn't my cup of tea and I haven't tried either of the sausages but I'll return for more back bacon. Eight nice thick slices for less than $3, perfectly smoked, moist even after leaving it in the pan a bit too long (oops), ideally textured and salty. So often I find commercially produced back bacon underseasoned. This is neither. Close to perfection really. And that was after five days in the freezer.