It's with much sadness that we report that City Provisions closed on Monday. In an email sent out last night, Friedman thanked the community for its support and declared that he wasn't exactly going away. But he also admitted that the high cost of purchasing sustainable ingredients was the main issue.
'cleetus friedman' on Serious Eats
The flagship of the City Provisions bacon fleet is its Whiskey Bacon. Using Koval whiskey barrels, Cleetus treats the pork belly in a Koval Dark Millet Whiskey brine before busting up the barrels to get his wood chips that are then used to smoke the whiskey brined pork belly. The result is a sweet and smoky bacon.