Thought the Hounds should know of the passing of this legendary little German meat market on Western in Gardena that goes back to the early 50's. They closed their doors last Saturday. The owner said the greedy landlord was putting the rent up so high that, with this tough economy, it was too costly to keep the market going, so the decision was made to close. It hurts my heart. Oh where, oh where will comparable smoked hocks be found?