Hollywood People Profile (3rd Installment)

Sufei Chang’s SoFlo odyssey began some four-years ago.

But I’m getting ahead of myself…

I was hunkered down, bar-side, at G’s Place—Veronica was working the planks…

As Veronica is prone to do, the extraordinarily long-haired lass offered me a taste—in this case, a piece from her pack of beef jerky…

Now having lived in both the North and South of Nevada I know from beef jerky, but dang if this didn’t beat all!

And that brings us back to Sufei. You see she’s the maestro who creates the chewy, Asian fused confection known as “That Jerky”

Sufei moved to Hollywood only months ago. This after living first in Miami Beach, then Miami and then Dania…

I asked ‘Why Hollywood?’ She said, “I like the culture. And the hometown vibe is something you can’t find anywhere else—whether in Broward or Dade.” (It doesn’t hurt that Sufei works at Land Shark in Margaritaville).

But what of that jerky, this knee-jerk jockey simply needed to know…

“It’s soy flavor based, no preservatives, made fresh daily, with seven ingredients, hand-cut and massaged in marinade.”

Like all good deadline type dudes (with keyboard devotion), I wanted the back story…

“I grew up enjoying quality jerky but it was a few years ago that my addiction reached fruition. I was working at The Broken Shaker, a pop-up bar in Miami Beach.

“You see, the Broken Shaker had a mere five menu options, and one of those options was homemade beef jerky.

“Once management cut me off from my free supply of product, I realized I needed to take things into my own hands—I was having wicked withdrawals.

“I remember asking Jimmy Lebron how he did it, but the only thing the cagey chef would provide was the ingredients and a halting ‘Figure it out for yourself!’

“Well, I worked on it for the next two-years, until I perfected my recipe!”

I kid you not kids—this is the best!

And at five smackers per a 2.5 ounce, air-tight sealed bag, this is a deal that can’t be beat!

While Sufei currently sells exclusively through facebook.com/iwantthatjerky, rumor has it that Jimbo’s Sand Bar plans on adding That Jerky to their, soon to be available, product line…

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