Old Town House of Jerky & Root beer
So many jerkies. Buffalo, alligator, elk, kangaroo.... The word comes from the Spanish word "charqui," which comes from the Incans' Quechua word "ch'arki," which means "to burn." The method was to cut fresh-killed meat into thin strips, and dry them in the sun as quick as possible, and with the help of salt, keep the bacteria out. They say it's the oldest way of preserving meat in the world. They also have dozens of root beers, some 47 different brands.
- "Old Town jerky: Cheap, cheerful chew from the old days" · July 2, 2013