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Great Sausage in San Diego

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Great Sausage in San Diego

e.d. | Aug 2, 2001 12:56 PM

My grandfather was a sausage maker by trade, trained in the old country, and I grew up eating good sausages. Therefore, I'm always on the look-out for great salamis or liverwursts or whatever. Luckily for San Diego chowhounds, there is a small market that sells old world quality sausages, mostly catering to an Eastern European emigre clientele: Caravan Market, 3200 Adams Ave., Ste 101--right next to the Russia House restaurant. I have shopped there several times and always find a wonderful, interesting, and unusual selection of great sausages. Of course, one expects to pay two or three times supermarket prices for such tasty and exotic items. So what makes the selections at the Caravan so special is that most of their sausages cost less per pound than the plastic wrapped abominations sold as sausage in places like Ralphs. But I always worry when I find an out-of-the-way shop like the Caravan Market because if enough people don't come in and buy their great and inexpensive stuff they may not be there the next time I need a sausage fix. So help me out--help yourselves out--try some. If you are unsure where to start, their Krakowski is magnificent.

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