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Jul 8, 2013 01:06 PM

Where to Buy Texas "Guts" - Uncooked - in Los Angeles?

Does anyone know where to find uncooked, genuine Texas style (German influenced) sausage or "guts" in Los Angeles?

If anyone's been to Central Texas to eat 'Q, you know what I'm after. I don't know if they are pork or beef or a combination of both, but they are mainstay of Texas BBQ, right after brisket.

I'm looking for fresh made from a butcher. Short of that, maybe a good Texas style BBQ restaurant from which I can get a lead. I want to smoke them at home.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. Huntington Meats at the Original Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax is having a sausage making class. You will participate in: Blending, Making, Stuffing, Twisting your own sausages.
    Sign up in person or call Huntington Meats for a reservation, tel. 323-938-5383.

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Here is a list of Huntington Meats sausages they normally offer:

      Sweet Italian
      Hot Italian
      Portuguse Linguisa
      English Bangers
      Breakfast Patties
      Bulk Country
      Garlic Artichoke
      Fresh Polish
      Alligator Andouille
      Wild Boar

      Cajun-Hot Hot Hot
      Basil & Tomato
      Chicken Kiev
      Sante Fe
      Apple Cinnamon
      Tropical Thunder w/Papaya
      Cordon Bleu
      Asian Teriyaki
      Lamb Mediterranean
      Hot Spicy Lamb
      Zummo's Boudian
      Sauoie's Tasso Ham
      New Orleans
      Hot Cajun
      Bavarian Emmenthal

      Fresh Polish
      Peppers & Onions
      Lamb Merquez
      Chicken Lemon & Herb
      Chicken Jamacan Mango
      Pork 3 Chesse Italian
      Pann's Chicken Sausage

      1. re: wienermobile

        Thanks, Weiner. Huntington Meats is my go-to butcher, and just a 5 minute walk from home. Alas, no guts. But I'll ask them.

        1. re: EarlyBird

          Have you tried mail order from Southside Market? You'll have them here in two days.

          1. re: trojans

            Ha! The answer you gave is staring me right in my face: my Southside Market coffee cup on my desk.

            Yeah, I may have to contact Texas directly to get the real deal.

            Thank you.

      1. re: James Cristinian

        Thanks, James. Like Trojans suggested, I may just go to the source, either Kreuz or Southside.

        1. re: EarlyBird

          In my experience, there is nothing in L.A. that really does it quite like those places out in Texas.

          1. re: noahbites

            I agree. My buddy and I took a four day tour of Central Texas just to stuff ourselves in all the famous barbecue joints.