Sausage Casings - Where? In reasonable amounts?
I just called several places around the city - including Antonelli's and Bryan's - looking for sausage casings. Bryan's and one other place had them, but only in HUGE amounts and for about $50! Also - none of these places had caul fat, either.
Does anyone know where in San Francisco you can find sausage casings in smaller amounts - say, for someone who only wants to make a few pounds of sausages?
I was going to tell you to search the board, but search seems to have broken due to purposeful changes: every way I searched for casings, "casings" or +casings, my results were polluted with references to just plain case.
Anyway, I buy mine at Falletti Foods (linked below). Haven't done it in a while, but it's still the same butchers and they're still very helpful. If I remember correctly, they sold me a handful of them for ~$3, plenty for the home-scale project, and they tossed in a lump of pork fat on the house. In general, I find Golden Gate Meats and Falletti to be the most helpful and open to selling unusual meat products in San Francisco. Note also that Falletti had not just pig casings, but lamb casings too.
Bryan's and Antonelli's are nice old-style butchers, but I don't find the service to be friendly or authorized to break whatever strict unwritten rules they have, for example Bryan's refusing to sell you anything less than $50 worth of casings, which I find ridiculous. I know a friend of mine whose family has shopped there for decades has bought casings there, but they wouldn't sell me any.
308 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA