Ok so I'm driving cross country with my friend Nema S. and we get a hankering for some jerky. So, naturally, I look up jerky in Utah, and lo and behold, Thompson's pops up. It's about 5mi off of 80 East, so it's a minor detour.
We walk in, and the place kinda looks like a gas station convenience store. Simple. Kinda grimy. Old. But, then I saw it, the glass deli case to the left, with slabs upon slabs of jerky. I'm not talking O'Berto's or Pemmican here, we're talking thick, juicy, and wonderfully prepared jerky goodness. Cajun, BBQ, Jalapeno, Regular, Teriyaki, Pepper, Turkey, Sausages, etc. Pure Awesomeness.
I got half a pound of pepper and half a pound of jalapeno to go, which the guy was nice enough to air-seal for me since I told him I was going cross country and wouldnt be able to refrigerate it (this allows it to last 4-6 weeks at room temp). Then I also go a quarter pound of teriyaki to snack on in the car. Delicious. Not too hard, not too soft, nice and thick, great flavor.
Oh, they will also skin a whole deer for $30 and an elk for $65.... in case you were wondering.
PS. You can order their jerky from their website.
- Marc H.
- New York, NY