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Butcher shop in SD

For Xmas my girlfriend got me a meat grinder. So I now dont have to make my homemade ground beef with a food processor, which is pretty cool. I want to try my hand at making some homemade sausage's. Does anyone know of a good butcher shop or other place where I can buy sausage casings.

I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask this question since its a food question more than a restaurant question. If this is the wrong place to post this feel free to move or delete it.

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  1. Iowa Meat Farms in Mission Valley and Siesel's (sp?) in Bay Park both sell sausage casings, at least as of last year. Also, many of the Mexican markets that have their own butcher counters will have them too, since they'll make their own sausages.

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    1. re: jayporter

      I second Iowa Meat.

    2. SISLES MEATS same owner as Iowa near City Chevrolet on Morena and Ashton st
      Excellent

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      1. re: LarryP

        I think that both are owned by the Cohen Restaurant folks

        1. re: ibstatguy

          They are, and they both carry excellent natural casings. I made both red and green chorizo a few weeks ago and got my casings at Iowa Meat Farms.

          IMF was the first the first Cohen operation, even before Corvette Diner. CD kind of grew out of the IMF operation and the rest, as they say, is SD history ;-)

          1. re: DiningDiva

            And Rory's - remember that??

            1. re: Alice Q

              Can't say that I do. I left town in 1977 and didn't return until 2001. I was not here for the rise of the Cohen dynasty.

              1. re: Alice Q

                Is that where the Rory burger came from?

                1. re: DougOLis

                  Rory's used to be on Mission Gorge Road at the opposite end of the strip mall where Iowa Meat Farms is located. First time I ever had a vanilla coke was at Rory's. A simple little burger stand, the precursor to Corvette's

                  1. re: DougOLis

                    I am sure it is - I never went there, but it was open before the Corvette. It was the Cohn's first restaurant.

          2. I've spotted packs of natural casings at Mona Lisa in Little Italy. T&H in San Marcos must carry them as well, as they make (and are known for) their own sausages.

            1. T&H Prime meats and Sausage in San Marcos has them for sure...i was there a couple of weeks ago and a woman was buying some for sausage.