Best Place to Smoke Your Own: Sympathy for Ted Nugent
Bobby Lee's Country Smokehouse
850 Sycamore Ave.
Hunters, don't you hate it when you've bagged that stag and your partner won't let you dress it in your garage -- jeez, how much is "too much blood"? Or you'd like to turn those wild pigs that have been rutting out your parents' backyard garden into kielbasa for Christmas? You have a friend in Bobby Lee Kimmel, one of the few butchers in the Bay Area who does custom work for hunters. His customers come from as far away as Sacramento -- he estimates he processed four hundred animals last year. For ninety cents a pound, plus extra for smoking sausages and grinding hamburger from the trim (minimum order: $90), Kimmel will turn your deer or wild boar into chops, roasts, and stew meat. For those of you who can't handle a .22, his rows and rows of refrigerated cases offer everything from turkey sausage to marinated beef tri-tip. Slap that on the grill and show it who's boss, big dawg.