Jerky Mantooth

Yes, this week’s Dustinland is based on a true story. No, I will not say where it took place—and here’s why. For one, it wasn’t their fault. The tooth was already damaged long ago, in a sense, waiting for something like this to come along and usher it to a toothy grave. And what better a way to lose a tooth than via delicious beef jerky? Certainly beats losing it on a lunchtime crouton. And two, they were super nice to us. They checked in a few times, the manager came out, they gave us free drinks, they even told us to call ahead next time we stop by. Now, of course they want to prevent themselves from being sued, or worse, reviewed on Yelp as being tooth murderers. But still, they did the right thing.

And they make some damn good jerky. And meat. 

5 responses to “Jerky Mantooth

    • Oh, that’s helpful. And what an original handle.

      • That was actually me commenting on my own blog. Zoinks! This one wasn’t very popular – I know people don’t like reading stories these days, although I like telling them, from time to time at least.

        Cherry pits though. Ow. I recently bit into a peanut M&M and there was a giant white hard thing inside. I don’t know what it was but I kinda don’t want to know.

  1. Once I did an article on a company that manufactures, among other things, fruit pie fillings. They told me they get sued two or three times a year because someone cracks a tooth on a pit in the cherry filling. That’s a huge problem because cherry pits apparently don’t vary enough from the fruit in color and density to be detectable by high-speed sorting technologies. (At least, that’s how it was when I visited, which was a while ago. The tech has probably improved since then.)

    Moral of the story: Chew your next cherry pie very carefully.

  2. Tastes so good, make a grown man cry! Sweet cherry pie

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