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Brats and polish sausage....where?

kriminalrat May 10, 2013 06:25 PM

Went to the twins game and had a polish sausage at Kramurcaks...loved the sauerkraut and onions on the grill. Now I'm craving there sausages with that pop when you bite in to them. Unfortunately i live in the western suburbs. Anyone have suggestions to something comparable on the west end?

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    foreverhungry May 14, 2013 05:32 PM

    Among the best brats I've had in the TC are the Surly beer brats at Oxendale Market on 34th Ave at 50th St. in South MPLS. Great taste, and around $4.99 a pound. IMO, can't beat the price and quality.

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      Codetron May 11, 2013 09:46 PM

      I would say that Kramarczuk's is worth the trip. They are easily accesible by car and have free parking for customers- a true rarity for any business so near to downtown. Sit down in their restaurant and sample their delicious offerings. They also have a great Sunday brunch from 10am-2pm. Did you also know they have their own bakery? More deliciousness! Anyhow, it's easier and cheaper to visit Kramarczuk's than going to a Twins' game. http://www.kramarczuk.com/

      PS- I love, love, love their house smoked pork chops!

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        KTFoley May 11, 2013 07:11 AM

        Silly question perhaps, but did you want to buy some to grill at home, or to eat at point of purchase?

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          kriminalrat May 11, 2013 07:24 AM

          grill at home...western suburbs would be nice but I can go elsewhere. Is Kramarczuk's the gold standard?

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            justalex May 11, 2013 08:16 AM

            I second ibew292's rec. Mackenthun's Meats in St. Boni is the place to go for great brats. If you go there during the lunch hour, you can purchase one with all the fixings you like before you buy. They have a few tables inside the store for a quick, sit-down lunch. Be sure to sample the pepperjack salami. It has a real bite, in a good way.

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              kriminalrat May 11, 2013 01:09 PM

              Got some garlic and scallion sausage and German brats with surly bender at clanceys...keep the suggestions coming.

        2. ibew292 May 11, 2013 05:46 AM

          I would try Mackenthun's Meats & Deli
          4275 County Road 92 St Bonifacius, MN 55375
          (952) 446-1234

          1. NugarifiK May 10, 2013 08:15 PM

            Not sure if you consider Robbinsdale "west burbs" but Hackenmuellers is good. Not near the selection of Kramarczuks, but good.


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