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The smoked bratwurst with cheese from Gartner’s Country Meat Market in Portland. Insanely delicious!! 
These guys have been making sausage for fifty years and know what they are doing! No wonder everyone at Matt and Kelly Sue’s BBQ were so insistent I try them. Thanks to Greg Rucka for making sure I got one fresh off the grill!
Oh, and be warned, their jalapeno beer sausage packs quite a punch!!
GARTNER’S COUNTRY MEAT MARKET
 7450 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97218
503-252-7801
http://www.gartnersmeats.com/

The smoked bratwurst with cheese from Gartner’s Country Meat Market in Portland. Insanely delicious!! 

These guys have been making sausage for fifty years and know what they are doing! No wonder everyone at Matt and Kelly Sue’s BBQ were so insistent I try them. Thanks to Greg Rucka for making sure I got one fresh off the grill!

Oh, and be warned, their jalapeno beer sausage packs quite a punch!!

GARTNER’S COUNTRY MEAT MARKET

7450 NE Killingsworth

Portland, OR 97218

503-252-7801

http://www.gartnersmeats.com/

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Bellwoods Brewery, Toronto

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Bellwoods Brewery is one of two places I never miss when I hit Toronto!

Started this past visit off with something from their bottle list: Blitzen, their Imperial Saison from last year with lemon and plum…

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Then it was on to their house made charcuterie board…

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Beef tongue pastrami…

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Culatello…

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A pork terrine with pink peppercorn…

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"Soviet summer sausage"…

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And the incredible grilled duck hearts with salsa verde…

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And one last look at that amazing beef tongue…

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When the Blitzen ran dry, I went with another bottle, their collaboration with Evil Twin, a fruity American Wild Ale called “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”…

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Good beers, good meats, good times…

BELLWOODS BREWERY

124 Ossington Ave.

Toronto, ON M6J 2Z5

416 535-4586

http://bellwoodsbrewery.com

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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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