MSP-Northern Waters Smokehaus
I have posted about this small deli in Duluth in a couple of threads but believe it deserves it's own. I recently read that there salami or salamini won Batali's annual contest at Salume in Seattle. The award is well deserved as their salamini is incredible. Some of the best sandwiches I have ever had also...The salmon sandwich I had was like eating sushi, The Pastrami sandwich was incredible, made with in house cured pastrami. The chorizo sandwich was great...using dry cured house made chorizo not the mexican sausage type. I also picked up some house made liver pate I look forward to trying. From what I hear the owner makes top quality smoked fish also. I will definitely pick it up next visit. The Heavy Table recently wrote an article on this spot that is worth checking out.
The smoked fish is available in Minneapolis at Seward Co-op, IIRC.
And I love the place too. We got slab bacon from there that was tremendous. Also smoked whitefish sandwiches to die for. A must visit when in Duluth.
Ditto, ditto, ditto. I love the cajun smoked salmon. The intensely garlicy bison pastrami is the stuff that dreams are made of, and is available by mail-order for those of us who can't get up to Duluth as often as we'd like.
And, yes, Seward carries Northern Waters' smoked whitefish. My curse on everyone who snapped it up last weekend before we could get there. We had to fall back to some non-NWS garlic-peppercorn smoked trout - not that this is a problem (the trout is lovely). But still...
Have you seen HeavyTable's recent profile of the NWS owner?