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Bratwurst in Westchester for Super Bowl Party

laylag Feb 2, 2011 02:02 PM

As we usually do, we are serving regional foods from the participating team at our Super Bowl party on Sunday. We were hoping to serve bagels, pastrami and cheesecake but sadly not this year.

Apparently Bratwurst are very big in Wisconsin so we'd like to do those but a website on the subject was very dismissive of the Johnsonville Brats. Anyone know where to find fresh Bratwurst? Already tried Fairway. Wondering about Stew Leonard's... I don't hardly ever go there but recall the massive amounts of meat so perhaps...

All help is appreciated but obviously limited on time so no mail order suggestions please.


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    Elisa515 Mar 3, 2011 10:01 AM

    While the Super Bowl is finished for this year, some people might be interested in this topic still.

    Cole's Market, a terrific butcher, fresh fish, and sandwich/prepared foods place in Montrose, has freshly made bratwurst at $4.99 a pound. They were plump and lovely looking, and although I haven't actually tasted them, I've always been pleased with other purchases at Cole's.

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      Marge Mar 3, 2011 02:50 PM

      Good to know--I never had their bratwurst, but I've had their other sausages, and they're fabulous.

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        Elisa515 Mar 3, 2011 07:29 PM

        I always though bratwurst were white, but these weren't.

        I agree, all the other sausages are terrific. I make a meatloaf with ground beef and sausage (and loads of fresh basil, sundried tomatoes, mozzarella, and and and), and meat from Cole's always makes it the best.

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          corky Mar 4, 2011 06:00 AM

          weisswurst is the white type of bratwurst...usually made with veal and/or pork...weiss is german for white

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      laylag Feb 7, 2011 04:17 AM

      Just want to report we went to the Pork Store in Westchester - Chowdom's suggestion - and the bratwurst were delicious.

      Next year my fingers are crossed for bagels.

      Pork Store
      359 Willett Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573

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        cubanat Feb 9, 2011 11:45 AM

        trader joe's used to carry (they still might) the Usinger's brand which is much better then Johsnonville but by the time you beer boil them and cover them in onions or kraut and mustard they are very similiar anyhow.

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        laylag Feb 5, 2011 04:00 AM

        Thanks everyone for all the suggestions. Unfortunately I'm in So. Westchester and had no time this week to go north or south to the city. Stew Leonard's in Yonkers did not have them. I'm checking Trader Joe''s and the pork store in Port Chester today per chowdom and Westjanie and if not will have to resort to Johnsonville, not as chowish per the Wisconsonites but heck, no one will be the wiser except me.

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          Westjanie Feb 3, 2011 06:18 AM

          Trader Joe's has what appears to be fresh version, tho I've never tried them.

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            winston1 Feb 3, 2011 06:41 AM

            I found great fresh bratwurst at Who's Cooking in Croton Falls. It's in the train station. They make all their own sausages. They don't have the bratwurst all the time, but if you call before you go, they might make it for you.

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            nancycakes Feb 3, 2011 05:39 AM

            If you have the time to make the trip the Forest Pork Store in Huntington LI has the best of everythng German. My huband makes the trip about once every couple of months and it is well worth it!

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              Maryld Feb 3, 2011 05:48 AM

              If you can get into the City, the Schaller & Weber store on 2nd Avenue between E. 85th and 86th will have them.

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                Marge Feb 3, 2011 05:54 AM

                Karl Ehmer in Yorktown Heights

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                  Maryld Feb 3, 2011 06:00 AM

                  Didn't know there's an Ehmer's in Yorktown--good news. And here's a link to a fairly recent Westchester Mag article about local pork stores, delis, etc. that might be useful:

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                    luv2eatct Feb 9, 2011 05:59 AM

                    ehmers closed in yorktown

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                      Marge Feb 9, 2011 11:39 AM


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                    jwg Feb 3, 2011 06:23 AM

                    ditto Schaller & Weber. Our German au pairs really liked their brats. Next time when you have more notice, there is a great German butcher Dietrich meats In Pennsylvania which will ship to you.

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                  JanRan Feb 2, 2011 06:42 PM

                  Although not fresh, Whole Foods' bratwurst is very good and voted best bratwurst by the San Francisco Chronicle food section: http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-02-07...

                  1. chowdom Feb 2, 2011 04:23 PM

                    If the pork store in Port Chester is still around they would have it.

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