Sausage making is an art
And there are few masters left plying the trade ;-) Just stopped at Tony's Market in Roslindale Sq. today - fantastic hand made Italian sausages, hand tied with thin butcher string. Simply grilled, drizzle of balsamic - yum. Tony has to be in his late 60s, so get 'em while you can.
Any feedback on artisinal sausage makers in the Boston area from the hounders would be appreciated!
I don’t know if I’d call it artisanal, but it is authentic - the North End Deli across Common St. from the Tripoli bakery in Lawrence. Garlic-cheese sweet Italian sausage to die for, the only sausage in New England (so far) that reminds me of my South Philadelphia roots. stoptime, I am psyched to try Tony's.
Grab a ‘stick’ from Tripoli, grill the sausage slowly on moderate heat just until the plentiful chunks of pork-fat have started to render (high heat will just produce a pork-fat-fed inferno that will incinerate the sausage). Place on the bread with sautéed peppers and onions. Heaven.
DePasquales at 325 watertown street (rt.16) , newton (nonantum) ,make righteous sausage. often if you time it right you can see maria actuallly making the sausage. does it get any fresher than that? two person shop, locally owned, fresh sausage and italian pantry items, quirky hours, whats not to like?
Thwaite's market in Methuen had some good ones the one time I was there (a couple of years ago). The regular mass-produced ones are so bad I usually end up making my own because hand made ones are too hard to find or too far for me to go.