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Making Dallas Even Better

Photography by Elizabeth Lavin


It’s not surprising to learn that the beef jerky made by 44 Farms is some of the best on the market. The Cameron, Texas, ranch’s commitment to producing cuts of meat (from Black Angus cattle) that are minimally processed without hormones or antibiotics is well documented. 44 Farms’ approach to its all-natural jerky is minimal as well. After being slow smoked, one batch is covered with sea salt and pepper. Another is coated with sea salt, brown sugar, sugar, and a hint of spice. Both are rich with smoky flavor and leave an oily shine on your fingertips. That’s how you know they’re good. Four (2-ounce) packages, $25.95. Available at