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Eggslut, Los Angeles

Like eggs?

Then Eggslut is the place for you!

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A small breakfast & lunch counter located at the entrance of Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, Eggslut specializes in all things whites and yolks.

I went for breakfast and rejoiced in the runny revelation that is their sausage, egg & cheese sandwich.

It starts rather unassumingly…

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But gets grander as you gander…

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At Eggslut, they cook my eggs just how I like them…

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House made turkey sausage, over medium egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli on a warm Portuguese bun…

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In all its glory…

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You may need extra napkins, but only if you don’t lick the eggy overrun off your fingers first!

EGGSLUT

Grand Central Market

Downtown Los Angeles

317 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Pork Store Cafe, San Francisco

Originally established in 1914 as the Haight Street Pork Store Sausage Manufacturer, the Pork Store has gone through many incarnations over the past 100 years, but this San Francisco landmark is now celebrating its centennial and I had to check it out…

Located in The Haight, I had images of hippies hanging out, smoking weed and having breakfast in my head as I drove over, so I had to laugh out loud when I walked in and the Grateful Dead were playing on the jukebox.

When I sat down and was given a menu, the “Pork Store Special” was highlighted and I knew that’s what I had to order…

Two grilled pork chops, two fried eggs, hash browns and biscuits…

My friend Ron who recommended the place said I could not miss their pork sausage gravy, so I got my biscuits smothered in it…

Now that’s a breakfast!

All this and coffee for eleven bucks.

Here’s to another 100 years, Pork Store!!

PORK STORE CAFE

1451 Haight St.

San Francisco, CA 94117

415-864-6981

http://www.porkstorecafe.com

(In researching the history here, it seems there are two conflicting opening dates for the Pork Store, 1914 and 1916. As my waitress pointed out 1914 on the menu and talked to me about the 100 year anniversary, I’m sticking to that.)

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Mikkeller Bar, San Francisco

The Mikkeller Bar here in San Francisco is always one of the first places I hit when I visit. And look, they got a spiffy new sign…

While their beer selection is tremendous, it really is their sausage I come for, all made in-house by Chef Mike O’Brien. Bar none the best sausage I’ve had outside of NYC. Today, I was thrilled to find chicken and fennel back on the menu…

Made with chicken thighs, the sausage has a wonderful texture and consistency and stays incredibly juicy…

I was also pleased to learn that Mike will soon be launching Mikkeller Sausage Co. to supply restaurants and home cooks around the Bay Area with his incredible encased meats!

And of course, I couldn’t go to Mikkeller and not have a beer…

A Hottenroth Berliner Weisse from The Bruery, in this case!

The perfect pick-me-up after my long flight!

MIKKELLER BAR

34 Mason St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

415-984-0279

http://www.mikkellerbar.com/

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Tržnica Dolac, Zagreb, Croatia

Not much to explain here. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves… scenes from a Croatian meat market!

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Tržnica Dolac is Croatia’s largest daily farmer’s market, taking place in an open plaza just up the stairs from Zagreb’s central square. However, what many people do not realize, including myself until this past trip, is that there’s a huge indoor meat market directly underneath it. I ventured inside last week and immediately wished I had rented an apartment with a fridge and kitchen so I could have shopped, cooked and eaten my way through all the treasures the butchers and artisans have to offer. Here’s a look…

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Love the axe on the butcher block in the back…

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Sausage…

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More sausage…

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And even more sausage! It just didn’t stop…

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Dried beef…

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There were plenty of trotters to be had…

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Čvarci, or deep fried bits of pork fat, are Croatia’s version of chicharron and were “in season”…

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If you do ever make it to Tržnica Dolac, I recommend finding this stand and seeing this woman…

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She’s from Slavonia, the part of Croatia known for its sausages and cured meats. She was friendly, spoke English, welcomed me in and let me try an little bit of everything at her stand. Like this krvavica, a cross between head cheese and blood sausage…

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There was also plenty of non-dried or cured animal parts for sale…

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But you just can’t escape the sausage…

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And while I did by some čvarci from the woman I told you about above, a much older Croatian woman had a line at her shop, selling a meatier but more crispy version…

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These were actually much better and a bag came back to my hotel with me…

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And on your way out of the market, there is of course the local wine merchant, selling it not just in bottles, but in any container you bring or want to buy…

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Meats of all kinds and homemade wine, now all you need is some good cheese… which is available in the dairy market just next door!

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I was having lunch at a sausage shop here in Zagreb the other day that’s famous for its fried fish (long story) when I noticed they had bear sausage on the menu. My buddy Esad said it was rare to find places that still sell it and if they had any, I should buy it. And indeed they had a few links left, so it went home with us.

We cooked it up this morning for breakfast and it was amazing! Moist with a nice chewiness, not too gamey, and not overly spiced, just some pepper, in order to showcase the natural flavor of the meat. I would eat it again in a second!

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Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen

As the first few days of our trip to Denmark were for the Copenhagen Beer Celebration, it only made sense we began our visit at the world-renowed Mikkeller beer bar. Here’s a look…

This is the original Mikkeller Bar, located in the Vesterbro neighborhood of Copenhagen…

Down the craft beer rabbit hole we go…

Plenty of outdoor seating…

Beers 1-4 are brewed specifically for this location and are always on tap. Tap 5-20 changed almost daily and rotate between Mikkeller beers and guest breweries from all around the world…

Even if you’re not the biggest beer fan, they have something for everyone…

Mikkeller also offers beer-infused sausages they make themselves…

We went with malt and chili…

And yes, every customer who orders sausage gets their own knife, which gets dangerous the more you drink…

Here you can see how some of the kegs had changed when we came back later that day to meet friends…

The place fills up rather quick after 4pm…

Trust Mikkeller’s knowledgeable bartenders! They will walk you through their beers and help you find something you like…

Yes, Mikkeller gets a big thumbs up in my book as well. Definitely one of the best beer bars I’ve ever been too!

MIKKELLER BAR

Viktoriagade 8 

1655 Copenhagen

Denmark

+45-3331-0415

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