Friday, May 21, 2010

Sausage Shop Meat Market

Posted By on Fri, May 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM

The owner of the Sausage Shop Meat Market at 1015 W. Prince Road just faxed me his menu, and I am experiencing conflicting emotions.

I am thrilled to know there’s a family-owned place that sells more than 100 different sausages and 53 sandwiches, but how did this place escape my notice until now, even though it’s been open since 1984?

Hmmmm, maybe it's because some people have been keeping secrets to hoard this little gem all for themselves! From one online review:

This little place has been doing business quietly in the corner of the Blue Haven Pools shopping center just West of Lowery's hardware for many years. I found it a couple of years ago. I kept it a secret till now. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!

For shame!

Owner Kent Koecheler makes everything from Hungarian kolbaz to Cajun boudan, and it doesn’t stop anywhere near there. He also dry cures beef; custom cuts steaks; makes three types of bacon—and if it’s made out of meat there’s a good chance he can either provide it or point you to who does. He’s especially proud of his brat that includes everything that comes with a hot dog at a Chicago Cubs game, including the beer. I’m really proud of him for that, too.

And then there are the prices. Most sandwiches are $6, and some are only $5. From what I've read, the place is a madhouse between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., but you can also call your order in, and they’ll have it ready for you when you get there. Call 888-1701 for more information.

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