I'm visiting from LA this weekend and trying to figure out what's going on here.
As I understand it, Stanley's opens in 1963 and becomes a destination place for Eastern European sausages in the Phoenix area.
Then in 2012, they suddenly and mysteriously close down their McDowell Rd location (where they have been since 1989), with no indication that they will reopen or what has happened.
Then, in May 2012 the New Times reports "fear not! they will reopen across the street, on Bell Rd!" And there was much rejoicing.
But there are no current Yelp reviews, and although Stanley's website is still active, it shows the McDowell Rd address.
Now I find a December 2012 article saying that the old McDowell Rd shop has been taken over by a new sausage company, with the grossly unfortunate name of "So We MEAT Again" (emphasis theirs)
I was unable to find any mention of this weirdness on Phoenix Chowhound board, and no mention of whether the new place is any good. On my home board (Los Angeles) we would have been all over this. Beloved local institution closes down mysteriously, replaced by new upstart-- man, there would be a dozen reviews posted within minutes of the place opening.
What gives, Phoenican 'hounds? What's the current scoop on this place? Have I misunderstood any of the weirdness of this story?
And most importantly, how are the sausages??!
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