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Merguez in Baltimore? + Baltimore Sausage tour

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artie_effim Aug 11, 2010 05:40 AM

Hi board. I'm planning a backyard sausage tour of Baltimore, so far I've got:

roma
binkerts
Mastellone
Trinacria
Ostrowski’s

I'm looking for some merguez - also any other suggestions on Baltimore made sausage?

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    lawhound Aug 11, 2010 07:09 AM

    Is the Polish place at the south end of Broadway Market still there? They have, or had, a good selection of E. European items. Also, suggest butchers generally at Lexington although I don't have specifics. What about the bodegas and tortillerias in Fells Point for chorizo. And for entirely Baltimore-made sausage, how about Neopol at Belvedere Square with very tasty smoked sausages.

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      Hal Laurent Aug 11, 2010 09:52 AM

      Sophia's is still there (at the south end of the north building).

    2. JonParker Aug 11, 2010 08:21 AM

      Springfield Farms used to have a really great merguez, but the last time i bought it they had switched suppliers -- it was thicker and much more greasy -- in fact, it was a nightmare to clean up after.

      I was getting it from Meatcrafters at the JFX Market, but they elected not to return this year.

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        ko1 Aug 11, 2010 11:47 AM

        I think Wegman's carries Dartagnan merguez.

      2. baltoellen Aug 11, 2010 12:52 PM

        If you didn't know, there are two Ostrowski's. The one on S Washington St is, I'm fairly sure, the original. The one on Bank St sells its sausages to grocery stores. If you're so inclined, I'd be very interested to learn the results of a taste test between the two.

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          hon Aug 11, 2010 01:18 PM

          I'd be curious too, I have bought sausage from the Bank Street location but not the other one.

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            baltoellen Aug 11, 2010 01:21 PM

            We're just the opposite. It may be time for a sausage taste-off to go along with a scrapple smackdown!

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          sixteenbiticon Aug 11, 2010 01:20 PM

          How is Polock Johnny's not on this list? That's the first thing that came to mind when I read the topic. Go there.

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          Polock Johnny's
          3212 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230

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            Chippewa29 Aug 11, 2010 01:41 PM

            Try the Krakus Deli at 1737 Fleet Street near Fells Point.
            Cwaniak headcheese with beef blood, Country style headcheese, Semidry Krakow sausage , Smoked Cooked Bacon , Smoked Ham Sausage , Fresh polish sausage , Wedding sausage, Polish sausage , Stick sausage, Polish pate, Butt sausage, Krakow sausage, Polish ham sausage , Country style sausage, Kishka with beef blood &
            Polish style cooked ham along with other Polish items.

            http://www.krakusdelibaltimore.com/

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            Krakus Deli
            1737 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21231

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              artie_effim Aug 13, 2010 04:38 AM

              Thanks to everyone for the info and suggestions. Here's to sausage!

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