|I went to Vienna Distributing on Carnegie on my way home from work last night. It is open only till 6pm during the week, but I left early enough yesterday to make it in before closing. I had never been there, but heard raves about it from a co-worker.|
Apparently, if you are a fan of the Vienna Beef hot dog from Chicago, this is your place. You can buy them by the pound, or by the 10 pound package, and various sizes in between -- as well as an assortment of polish sausage, kielbasa, Hebrew National products, and more. Much more. Much, much more...
When I walked in, the thing that hit me that I wasn't expecting was the smell of hot corned beef. I love that smell. And while I waited in line, I saw lots of corned beef being sliced. At $8.95 a pound, I thought it might be a little steep, but it smelled and looked so good.
So I got to the front of the line, and I ordered a pound of Vienna franks, and (why not) a pound of corned beef. The woman asked me if I'd like a little corned beef to sample right there. Well, how could I not? Ohhhh it was delicious, it melted in my mouth.
I went home and dumped the whole warm and juicy pound of sliced corned beef on a plate. It needed no mustard, no cheese, no thousand island dressing, no rye bread. Just me, the plate of corned beef, and a fork. And I ate the whole thing. Delicious!
And it destroyed me for the evening. I was just too full of juicy corned beef goodness to be worth a damn for anything else. I'll be back. But no more than a half pound next time!