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Fresh Bratwurst/Knockwurst in Hartford area?

goodbyeohio Aug 20, 2006 06:23 PM

Anyone know a good butcher/retailer/grocery store selling good quality FRESH brats? Have a great recipe and I don't want to use the typical prefab stop & shop crap.

Thanks in advance.


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    Llennyshaw Aug 13, 2013 03:01 PM

    Growing up in a family of meat purveyors, I have acquired a skillful eye for quality meats and provisions. My ancestry is Polish and German so when I entered Adolf’s for the first time and smelled the aromas I had flash backs of my grandfather bringing me as a child to butcher shops New York. I have to proclaim that the quality at Adolf’s is by far the best I have ever experienced. I recommend anyone who wants quality variety and authentic European smoked meats, plus authentic groceries from Europe to visit this store. I must warn you! Your will be spoiled and have difficulty purchasing meat products from anywhere else. They just won’t compare!

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      moskey Aug 21, 2006 12:41 PM

      Try Adolf's Meats and Sausage kitchen in Hartford. The address is 35 New Britain Ave. Call 860-522-1588 for store hours. This place has been in business for ages, and makes its sausages in-house, including some hard-to-find varieties. They have a large clientele of German-Americans. I can't imagine that you'd find anything better in the Hartford area.

      A kelly dog is an individual hot-dog sized kielbasa that fits nicely on a hot dog bun.

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      1. re: moskey
        goodbyeohio Aug 21, 2006 01:35 PM

        thanks for the info. i will be swinging by today.

        1. re: moskey
          goodbyeohio Aug 22, 2006 04:27 PM

          this place was excellent. what a great rec and a place that i would have never discovered otherwise (super shady neighborhood, don't drive the good car there). the fresh brats made for a good dinner. will be returning for smoked weisswurst and garlic kielbasa. and the cute polish girl working behind the counter!

          1. re: goodbyeohio
            moskey Aug 24, 2006 01:57 PM

            Glad to accommodate. There are so many hidden gems out there that would remain undiscovered if not for this site.

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          hotdoglover Aug 21, 2006 11:55 AM

          What's a kelly dog?

          1. Lee Gordon Aug 21, 2006 07:15 AM

            Newington Meat on Main St. in Newington has excellent store made kielbasa and kelly dogs. I'm not sure if they also make their own brats.

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