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A REALLY HOT sausage..

mstinawu Feb 28, 2012 09:26 AM

I am in search of a super hot & spicy sausage that I can use as part of a low country boil I am have having on the beach. I like a really hot & spicy sausage and have sampled many across various supermarkets, but nothing made me sweat! The closest that I came was when a friend bought a package from a Lucky's supermarket in the Bay Area--except that I don't remember the name of it anymore. It was "San Francisco Sausage" or something like that except that I Googled it to no avail.. I only remember that it had a good amount of heat, was delicious and was branded with something local to the Bay Area!

Any ideas out there?

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    Burger Boy Feb 29, 2012 06:35 PM

    Try Huntington Meats in The Original Farmer's Market at 3rd & Fairfax.

    1. Bob Brooks Feb 29, 2012 05:44 PM

      The spicy Polish dog at the erstwhile The Weiner Factory was sold with the admonition that you had been warned as to the degree of heat and there would be no refunds. It was ridiculously hot! If you want to try it, The Wein is a food truck that is manned by the Factory's former staff and, presumably, serves the same dog. You can find them on Twitter.

      1. Robin Joy Feb 28, 2012 11:16 AM

        Thai sausages can be lovely. Hot is one of the words you could use to describe them.

        1. Servorg Feb 28, 2012 10:44 AM

          You might want to check with Jeff's Gourmet Sausage's on W Pico Blvd. and see what they would recommend to you.



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            ebethsdad Feb 28, 2012 10:39 AM

            Huntington Meats at the 3rd St Farmers' Market makes a spicy andouille, so spicy my wife won't let me use it. Perfect for a low country boil in my opinion.

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            1. re: ebethsdad
              mstinawu Feb 28, 2012 07:36 PM

              Took a look at their website.. Saw a "Cajun HOT HOT HOT" sausage. Have you tried that one as well?

              The andouille sounds great too.. Will probably go this weekend, buy a few varieties and figure out which one I like.

              Thanks for the tip!

              1. re: mstinawu
                ebethsdad Feb 28, 2012 10:02 PM

                I have not, but I will next time I am there. Sounds great. Good luck with the boil. I love low country food.

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              idprism Feb 28, 2012 10:10 AM

              some days they are mild, but most days i can trust the polish sausages at The Stuffed Sandwich (1145 E Las Tunas, San Gabriel, CA 91776, http://stuffedsandwich.com/). they can provide large batches if you order in advance.. these are cooked, though.

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                mstinawu Feb 28, 2012 10:19 AM

                Sometimes mild and sometimes hot and spicy? Not very consistent sounding.. What if I get a mild batch?! =(

                1. re: idprism
                  mrshankly Feb 28, 2012 10:33 AM

                  Which sandwich do you recommend there? Anything else worth trying out on their menu?

                  1. re: mrshankly
                    idprism Feb 28, 2012 10:42 AM

                    you can ask that your batch be extra spicy. the owners are pretty nice about accommodating.

                    the corned beef is good. the polish sausage and italian sausage are always very flavorful. i would say that the main draw is the beer selection and the polish sausage. italian and polish sausage both come either "with everything" (lettuce, tomato, mustard, mayo) or "with marinara sauce"..

                    while sam has been in the hospital, his wife marlene has been running the place by herself. unfortunately this means no bbq ribs, because sam isnt around to make his secret recipe bbq sauce.

                    1. re: idprism
                      kevin Feb 28, 2012 09:25 PM

                      The meatloaf on special is also very good at the stuffed sandwich.

                      And their Italian dressing for the garden salad is killer.

                      But truth be told the beers are where it's at.

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