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Hot & Sweet Italian Sausage

dragonfly Jun 29, 2006 01:59 AM

Where can I find some good 'ole NY style Italian 'sawsege'both sweet & hot for my weekend grillfest? Thnx.

  1. George Jun 29, 2006 06:49 PM

    I have made special trips to the Vera's shop Sorrento in Culver City for their sweet Italian sausage. My only regret is that I didn't buy more and freeze them, because I'm not in Culver City too often. I have not asked if they make them themselves however, or who does. But they are GOOD, and my mama is from the Bronx so I think I should know. I will ask who makes them next time I go. Your post is making me want to go....
    Sorrento
    5518 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
    Culver City, 90230
    (310) 391-7654

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      2chez mike Jun 29, 2006 06:25 PM

      I've seen a couple of recs here for Bristol Farms italian sausage. It is by no means NY style italian sausage, though. The grind isn't coarse enough, the fat content is way too low and the seasoning is off. Way too heavy on the oregano the couple of times I've tried it. If anything the anise should be out front.

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        JudiAU Jun 29, 2006 05:49 PM

        We generally make it at home but when we purchase it we usually go to Huntington Meats at the Farmer's Market. Bristol Farms also makes a good version. Avoid at all cost the sausage at Whole Foods. Awful.

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          mindymo25 Jun 29, 2006 05:53 PM

          Agree with Huntington Meats, they make some of the best sausages fresh each day.

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          reality check Jun 29, 2006 08:24 AM

          Jeff's Gourmet on Pico, has great sweet Italian sausage.

          http://www.jeffsgourmet.com/index.php3

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            ChinoWayne Jun 29, 2006 03:04 PM

            Yeah, I keep meaning to check this guy's stuff out, but keep forgetting (and I almost never get over that way). His Kosher brats are intriguing me.

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            RSMBob Jun 29, 2006 07:35 AM

            Some good suggestions here. I'll toss in my personal fav...the best sausage I have ever had...period. Sabatino's Lido Shipyard Sausage Company in Newport Beach. Hard as heck to find, well worth the drive for brunch, lunch or dinner, and the best part is getting some fresh sausage to go. Pricey at $5/lb or so, but I've never had sausage this good before.

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              1000steps Jun 29, 2006 04:02 PM

              Agreed. One of the best parts of summer is picking up some Sabatino sausage and grilling it at home. Hopefully you can make it to Newport.

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                Ciao Bob Jun 29, 2006 04:51 PM

                Second agreement....these are undoutedly the best Italian Sausages I've ever had.

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                  cdmedici Jun 29, 2006 10:56 PM

                  If you are grilling, then no doubt Sabatinos. There are none better, period end of story.

                  If you are removing the casings for making a sauce then Claro's

            2. bodie Jun 29, 2006 05:00 AM

              The Italian Deli in Eagle Rock (Colorado & La Roda)
              or
              Monte Carlo/Pinocchio in Burbank (3103 Magnolia)

              1. JAB Jun 29, 2006 04:14 AM

                You can't go wrong with Claro's if one of their locations is convenient:

                http://www.claros.com/

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                  ChinoWayne Jun 29, 2006 05:22 AM

                  Second Claro's, they have a variety, sweet, hot spicy, garlicky, cheesy, and it is always very fresh. I have some in the freezer itching to get out and on the grill right now.

                2. Mattapoisett in LA Jun 29, 2006 03:53 AM

                  After seeing an LA Times article I went to Bob's Market in Santa Monica where there house made sausages are $3.99 a pound and are much better than Bristol Farms which has good sausages which are more expensive.

                  http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

                  Bob's Market,
                  1650 Ocean Park Blvd. @ 17th
                  Santa Monica, CA.
                  (310) 452-2493.
                  Sausages, $3.99 a pound (breakfast links $3.49).

                  1. monku Jun 29, 2006 03:36 AM

                    Mario's Italian Deli in Glendale is a good start. I've had their sausage sandwich and its pretty good. Wouldn't surprise me if they made their own sausage. I think they make the best subs, better than Eastside Deli.

                    http://yellowpages.superpages.com/pro...

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