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Jun 16, 2009 09:45 AM

Favorite Sausages for a cookout

Our group is doing a sausage tasting and we’re looking for your recs on deli’s/sausage -makers and what to try. We are doing mail order for andouille. there's so much to consider.
What are your favorites? Where do you get them?
Thank, we promise to publish our findings,

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  1. Check out European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen in The Hills of Beverly. I've had killer andouille from them but that was several years ago.

    European Deluxe Sausage Kitchen
    9109 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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      1. re: sel

        I got a variety of sausages from them recently and all were very good.

      2. Veal bratwurst from the Beverly Hills European Sausage Kitchen on Olympic and Doheny: sublime!

        1. Mattern Sausage in Orange - They have these spicy Hungarian sausages, that are soo good on the grill - garlicy and spicy and juicy ! But all their sausages are great.

          Also they make this amazing liverwurst - smoked or unsmoked, it's all good.

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          1. re: mikester

            Totally second Mattern! They make fantastic kolbasz. The general breakdown of the Hungarian sausage (FYI) is: savory=gyulai; spicier=csabai; more garlicky=paraszt. They're all very tasty.

            Also, if you like innards, Mattern makes some of the best hurka I've had since leaving our old Hungarian neighborhood in Jersey. The dark (blood) kind is serious bliss, I mean utter sin on a plate, if you dig organ meats. It's not a griller, because it's a rice sausage, but worth picking up and either break out a pan or save for later.

          2. Sabatino's Italian sausages filled with goat cheese in Newport Beach.

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            1. re: JAB

              THIS. THIS THIS THIS.

              And also bratwurst from Schreiner's (in Montrose, but they'll send things to the Irvine Farmers' Market if you ask).

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Schreiner's brats, for sure. Poach 'em in beer before you grill 'em ...

                Schreiner's Fine Sausages
                3417 Ocean View Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208

                  1. re: maxzook

                    Forget the above recipe, it doesn't grill the brats like this:


              2. I'm partial to Linguica. The best I've found is from Cattaneo Brothers in San Luis Obispo, but it also is available locally by different producers. Great garlic and pork.