I am new to posting on Chow Hound though have been reading for a while. I am looking for others who are are interested in the best fresh sausage. After living in Manhattan for many years I moved last year to a brownstone in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. I now have access to a garden where a few of us are doing some serious BBQ (multiple grills,smoking etc.). On one of the more lazy (did not want to marinate or any other prep) events we did 5 different kinds of fresh sausage paired with different Wines and Beers. Ranging from mild to spicy
Veal Sausage (Don Francisco Meat Market 37th Ave. between 85th and 86th., Queens) - Delicate mild, well ground texture
Argentine Beef Sausage (Don Francisco Meat Market 37th Ave. between 85th and 86th., JH Queens) - fuller flavour with even texture
Polish Kielbasa (Fresh Direct)- juicy pork with full flavour
Blood Sausage (Don Francisco Meat Market 37th Ave. between 85th and 86th., Queens) - Creamy and very full flavoured
Mexican Longaniza (Bravos Meat Mkt.at Seneca Av and Menahan St,Bushwick Brooklyn) - Spicy with a very coarse super meaty mince stuffing of Pork and Beef. Done on a low flame so the casing is crisp but not bursting this is simply extraordinary.
For relatively limited effort this event was very satisfying. Will appreciate if there are suggestions around Sausage combinations and butchers in the NYC area. And if others have tried the butchers mentioned above.