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Smoked Mettwurst in SE Michigan?

proclusian Oct 14, 2010 09:56 PM

Looking for smoked Mettwurst in SE Michigan to use in my Linsensuppe -- prefer a location close to Ann Arbor, but I don't mind a Saturday drive. I've found it a few places online in Wisconsin, but would rather find a shop I can walk into and examine the goods first-hand. Thanks.

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  1. JanPrimus Oct 15, 2010 03:51 AM

    Best Chance would be http://alexanderhornung.com/contactus.html

    You could call Metzgers to find out where they source theirs from. http://www.metzgers.net/

    That or take a trip up to Frankenmuth to see Willi's.

    Or talk to this guy in Hell.... http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/foru...

    I am not sure of the Status of the Eastsides German butchers anymore....I hear they have gone down hill. Schotts & Nitsches that is. I would LOVE to be called out and be wrong on this though.

    1. coney with everything Oct 15, 2010 05:16 AM

      Byrd's in Livonia carries a fair amount of Deutsche Lebensmittel, or at least they used to; I haven't been in a while but they'd be worth a call .

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      1. re: coney with everything
        goatgolfer Oct 15, 2010 03:45 PM

        What a great discussion! I get my Mettwurst from Neshkoro (Reitzes) (Thick and smoky) in the Badger state made only on Tuesdays but have been looking for a MI source. I was unaware of Byrd's before this link. Do you think it would be valuable to list (like them or not) SE MI smokehouse/butchers/cured meats/bacon/etc. all in one go? Happy to start the discussion if you like and I am off to Byrd's on Sat morning after Eastern Market. (Before the Badger game) they play some small school in Ohio.

        1. re: goatgolfer
          JanPrimus Oct 15, 2010 08:38 PM

          I would not call Byrd's a something special butcher...I like them and love how they are step's from a huge produce store and a bread store. A good average butcher...but nothing special.
          There are many specialty connections.... Like in Hamtramck.

          1. re: JanPrimus
            proclusian Oct 15, 2010 11:30 PM

            Thanks y'all for these suggestions -- I will call John tomorrow over at Metzger's and see what he has to say, and call around to a few other places. I'll report back what I find out / what I find.

            1. re: proclusian
              Jim M Oct 17, 2010 06:34 AM

              Willi's in Frankenmuth claims more than 100 kinds of sausages, and I'd be surprised if this weren't among them. Fun place to see in any case (check out the old accordions).


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