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Sweet Italian Sausage in Detroit area

RedTop Jan 15, 2009 06:52 AM

Inspired by a post in another forum...

One of my all-time favorite foods is home made pasta served with sweet italian sausage. For a long time though, it seems all the italian sausage I've bought and cooked up, is unremarkable. Any locals have suggestions on where to purchase a memorable italian or sicilian sausage? I will travel a distance in the tri-county area to purchase a sample of your suggestions.

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    Chahee242 Nov 22, 2013 06:43 AM

    I am also looking a italian meat market in the oakland county area that has great italian or sicilian sausage. Anyone please advise.

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      RedTop Mar 8, 2009 08:44 AM

      Here's an Italian hot sausage alert!

      Revisited Marios Meats on 10 Mile Road, just west of I-94 in Eastpointe recently. I was looking for meat market quality in a managable serving size. Well, when I was there they had just put out their hot Italian Sausage links. I bought three links and the server warned me that they would be hot.

      Fried them up last night in an all metal pan prepped with just a small amount of bacon fat. These chubby, ample-sized sausages were simply wonderful. Spiced just to the right side of "ouch". I'm going back for more next week!

      Highly recommended.

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        wzj8xw Feb 17, 2009 08:57 AM

        Vince and Joes in Shelby Township (25/Van Dyke) makes their own. It's an italian market, and everything I've bought there has been great.

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          RedTop Feb 18, 2009 03:54 AM

          I know there's a Vince & Joe's closer to me, in Sterling Heights, I think. Would they have the same offerings?

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            Fritter Mar 8, 2009 05:39 PM

            The sausage is the same at both stores and the sweet sausage is very good. I've become a regular customer since they opened a store in Shelby.
            They make darn good Sicilan sausage and chorizo as well.


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              RedTop Mar 9, 2009 04:53 AM

              Thanks, Fritter, I'm out that way later this morning. I'll stop to pick some up.

        2. rainsux Jan 27, 2009 10:21 AM

          Vinnie's Italian Sub Shop in Romulus grinds their own Italian sausage:

          7300 Middlebelt Road
          Romulus, MI


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            john.chamberlin Jan 18, 2009 03:18 AM

            If you find yourself in Ann Arbor, try Sparrow's Meats in Kerrytown.

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              RedTop Jan 18, 2009 08:07 AM

              Thanks, Summerfield. Thanks, john.

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              Summerfield Jan 16, 2009 09:37 AM

              Alcamo's on 4423 Schaefer in Dearborn, just south of Michigan Ave. I have yet to be disappointed.

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                qriusminds Jan 18, 2009 07:25 PM

                RedTop -

                You should also be able to find the Alcamo's Italian sausage at the Nino Salvaggio stores around town. They sell them in 4 or 5 packs, both sweet and hot.

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                schaf1 Jan 15, 2009 05:06 PM

                Where are you located? Ventimiglia's on Dodge Park between 15 & 16 Mile is "da best". Please don't tell everyone, to paraphrase Yogi Berra "it's already so crowded people don't go there anymore".

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                  RedTop Jan 16, 2009 05:09 AM

                  Only about 8 miles southeast of Vents. When I worked in that area, used to stop by frequently for their italian subs with hot pepper. Thanks for the heads up and reminder, schaf1.

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                    RedTop Feb 6, 2009 07:05 AM

                    Went to Ventimiglia Wednesday and got the sweet. Cooked a homemade batch of red gravy in the Crock Pot yesterday. The raw sausage went into the pot at the start of cooking. Seven hours later we had a glorious dinner. The sausage was bellissimo. Thanks for the rec, schaf1.

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                    ddk23 Jan 15, 2009 09:39 AM

                    my MIL who is Italian loves both the hot and the sweet Italian sausages at Produce Palace On Dequindre just north of 12 in Warren.

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                      charlesbois Jan 15, 2009 07:49 AM

                      Cantoro's in livonia on middlebelt north of 7 mile should have what you're looking for and more

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                        RedTop Jan 15, 2009 08:02 AM

                        Thanks, charles. On my radar.

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