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real good astoria italian sausages

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real good astoria italian sausages

alithang | May 27, 2003 04:38 PM

for our almost rained out first bbq of the season yesterday, we invited some friends for steaks and suasages. i bought the sauasge at joe's pork store, on ditmars blvd btwn 37th and 38st. i've been eating his stuff all my life, growing up in the neighborhood and i highly reccomend you check this place out. joe is long gone but his 2 sons took over the (tiny) store and continue to run it just like it always has been. you know, the type of place that probably won't survive another generation, the kind of shop that was common throughout nyc nieghborhoods but is vanishing all too fast. so the sausages...they make a really great cheese sausage (my fave) with hunks of provolone, a fennel laced sweet sausage and a spicy hot, red sausage. they also make sopressata and dry sausages, i love the hot version of the dry. pancetta, pork ribs, shoulders and loins are in the refrigerated cases also along with smoked and fresh mozzarella and fresh ricotta, and assorted canned and bottled stuff.. that's it, no beef, no chicken, just pork and cheese, ya gotta love it. this store is a treasure and i always like to support hand made food, by people who love what they do....

so throw some sausages on the grill next time you bbq and you will not be disappointed.

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