Be a jerk

Beef jerky, Midtown Jerky Co.

I stay away from buying beef jerky because I can't stop eating it. One-pound bag? Gone in one sitting. But one Saturday I somehow woke up in time for the Midtown Farmers Market and found that Midtown Jerky Co. sells these rad little .8-ounce bags ($2 for one, $5 for three). I tried the peppered and the sesame-citrus varieties, which are most definitely worth a large share of your beef budget for the week. And while the little bags are perfect for quick snacks on the go, that didn't stop me from scarfing all three in one go.