For those of you who remember the amazing Meetinghouse biscuits from years ago, the talented maker of them, Joanna Karlinsky, has been going through a rough time lately. Yeah, the big C tried to take her down in the form of a very rare and usually fatal sarcoma on her forearm. Well, Jo is as tough as her biscuits are pillowy. The tumor was recently removed, but she has another three months of treatment ahead of her (more radiation and another round of mother-trucking chemo). And then, to quote Joanna, “I hope to be back with a vengeance!” Damn straight, woman.
So, here’s the deal. She stocked her freezer with her biscuits (to sell) in case she wasn’t going to be able to use her arm. So let’s clear out her freezer, shall we? The biscuits heat up like a dream. They’ll be so welcome at any Christmas table or holiday shindig you’re throwing. They’re $30 a box (24 inside), and you get free delivery in SF ($5 to Marin, Peninsula, and the East Bay). Folks can also save Jo the delivery and come by her place (near the Lower Haight) after you arrange for a pickup time. Just email her directly with your order (her web store is unfortunately down) or call 415-336-9473.
One more thing you’ll want to pick up: her awesome chili, either beef or vegan. Perfect for New Year’s Day when you want something warm and belly-filling but don’t feel like cooking or waiting two hours for delivery. Yeah, you better get a quart.
Let’s all support this wonderful lady. And I can’t wait for her pop-up to return when she’s feeling up to it again. Eat biscuits, people! And get better, Jo. We’re all rooting for you.
Mmmmm, biscuits! Photo from Sweet Jo’s Chili & Biscuits.