10 Arts, a trio of jerky to be served at the bar only. All three types are good, but the short rib is hardly jerky-like. It’s nearly identical to bacon, in all the best ways.
Korean BBQ marinade infuses the beef and then crystallizes on the outside of the strips, which break easily with a slight crunch and then proceed to melt as you chew. There’s no jaw-tiring effort required to unlock the deep, meaty, umami flavor. Once you start eating the “short rib bacon” (we’re starting a hard-charging campaign to call it that), you won’t be able to stop.
The beef is flanked by two perfectly respectable jerkys - mojo pork is steeped with garlic, onion cumin, jalapeno, orange juice and lime, and salmon is enhanced with ginger, yuzu, seaweed and sesame - but the short rib is the real star, and reason enough to visit the Ritz-Carlton lounge sometime very soon ($13; 215-523-8273).