Here’s a departure from my usual topics but one I hope you’ll look into.
I grew up in a rural, remote, small town called Ord, Nebraska and as you can imagine, coming from the heart of the nation’s bread basket, I have a special appreciation for top-of-the-line meats and produce. And when I refer to prime, grade-A meats, I don’t mean top-of-the-line like you might find at YOUR local gourmet meat market. I mean the kind you can only get at the source. In other words, if you’re not from there you’ve probably never had such quality. Maybe the closest you’ve ever had is from Omaha Steaks but even that doesn’t quite meet the excellence I’m talking about.
In Ord, the locals have a special place in their hearts for the Cetak (pronounced Che-tock) family, who have always run the best local meat-cutting business. In fact, any time a family member of mine goes back to visit, it is expected they will bring back a few packages of cold cuts, steaks and hot dogs from A.J. Cetak’s Meat Market. But this holiday season I became aware that the Cetak’s have gone national with a website and national delivery network that can put this incredible product on your table no matter where you live. If you like your taste buds you have got to place an order. You won’t be disappointed.
My part of Nebraska was settled by immigrants from central and northern Europe and the Cetak legacy began in 1904 with traditional family recipes for savory Czech bratwursts and sausages. The tradition continues today and you can get everything from choice cut steaks to Cetak’s signature wieners / hot dogs (which I especially recommend).
You can check them out here and if you do it fast, you might even get it delivered in time for the holidays. They ship every Monday and Tuesday to insure the flash-frozen products don’t linger in delivery warehouses over the weekend.