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Trenton Visit, some nice finds!


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Trenton Visit, some nice finds!

Quine | | Apr 15, 2011 06:02 PM

Mom and I traveled into Trenton today to stock up on some excellent smoked meat items, Kielbasi, for the main part, for Easter celebrations. Our usual stop is Cosmo's on Brunswick Ave.
While their grocery items have taken a step toward downsizing, their meats are superb! They make and smoke many of their items, not that I can name any, since I pretty much point and say, I'll have that, but it's all good! We think their kiska is the best and I called ahead to make sure they had some.
They offer hot lunch meals for Take out (never been at dinner time) and those are always spectacular, the breaded pork cutlet is huge and delish! There are always 2 homemade soups as well. They also present some freshly home-cooked pork items (available by lb.), that are always fantastic. Today they had a roasted (with a nice spice rub) loin, similarly cooked shoulder ( this we bought, so awesome!) as well as bacon prepared the same way. So worth the drive (50 some miles)!

I recalled a post here that mentioned the Trenton Farmer's market, so I smartphoned the address then plugged in the address to the Garmin. Pretty literally a few blocks away from Cosmo's!
Since it is only Friday, about half the vendors were there and alot looked good. I was most impressed by the cheese shop there! Fantastic selection of cheeses! Since it is a cash only shop (and I hadn't planned ahead) my shopping was (budget lucky for me) limited. I chose Wife of Bath, a new item for me (artisan semi soft English) and delights of all, Cabrales! This is a Spanish Blue cheese that I have craved since I first (and only) tasted it at the Professional Food show in NYC about 10 years ago. It is an intensely rich flavored cheese that lingers ah!

Next door to the Farmer's Market is a dairy store: Halo's Dairy Farm. We just stopped in and this looks like stop to well plan for! Milk is being packaged right there! The prices were insanely low and the ice cream, well I and any 1st grader could read and understand the few ingredients! Milk, cream, sugar, eggs etc. Next time we will pack a cooler!
We planned to do Mastori's in Bordentown
on the way back and were not disappointed. This is the only place I order steak, the Cowboy steak never disappoints me. Mom's Short ribs were great! We waddled out with two full bags of leftovers (as we knew we would
)A definitely full day of food! I am very full and so is the refrig!

And no I do not work at any of these places, nor do I know anyone who does. Just a fat and happy day that I wanted to share!