In a previous article, I mentioned trying something new as part of my local bucket list. I understand that people usually write bucket lists for grand travel plans and destinations. However, when funds are tight an adventurous person still needs to try something new which is where a local bucket list comes into play. A local bucket lists can be filled with anything that is in the area: restaurants, shops, festivals, parades, and whatever interests you to try.
In Michigan, US-27 is one of the major highways that take tourists up north to tourist destinations such the Mackinac Bridge and Castle Rock. Along the way on off beaten paths and dirt roads, a person can find the most unique types of cafes, gift shops, specialty stores, and just little small businesses that just intrigue the adventurer in all of us. I like to take these paths just to see what I can find along my way. I think that is part of the excitement.
One such establishment is the Brick House Jerky store which located relatively close to me. The store is in an old brick building which actually was a one room school house at one time. Can you imagine all the history that small building holds? The Brick House Jerky store has numerous types of jerky to try and an assortment of fudge that would cure anyone’s sweet tooth. The fudge is actually from Mackinac Island and very tasty.
The flavors of jerky vary by types of meat but also by flavoring as well. There is a large assortment of beef jerky, turkey jerky, and wild game jerky. These are all made with different types of flavoring such as teriyaki, sweet and sour, hot and spicy, maple cherry, etc. I made a rather safe choice and tried teriyaki turkey which I found rather pleasant and really tasty. I am not a huge meat eater; in fact I do not eat red meat at all. But I still like the idea of trying something new. I am a firm believer that we must all try something new as a way to grow. And, it can be as something as small as trying a new type of jerky.
The retail outlet has alligator jerky, tail meat and snack sticks as well. There is even smoked fish and kangaroo jerky on the shelves. I admit, even the adventurers in me did not attempt to try these products. I have had smoked fish in the past, but passed this time around. Who knows maybe next time, I will get up enough nerve to try kangaroo? No, probably not. I will most likely stick to my turkey jerky. Perhaps, someone else can try kangaroo and let me know how the product tastes.
There’s a website if anyone needs directions or wants to order products online: www.brickhousejerky.com.