Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Sausage has link to Bockfest

Gotta Try It

This weekend's Bockfest is mostly about the beer and celebrating the approach of spring, but don't forget the sausage. Bockwurst is a slender, pale, uncooked and unsmoked Bavarian-style sausage usually made of finely ground veal or a combination of veal, beef and pork, delicately flavored with fresh parsley or chives. And, of course, it tastes great with bock beer.

Traditionally, German butchers made the sausage only during Bockfest, but it has become so popular, several Greater Cincinnati meat shops make and sell bockwurst year-round. Prices range from $4.29 to $4.39 per pound. Here's where to buy it.

• Avril & Bleh Meat Market, 33 E. Court St., downtown; 241-2433.

• Kroeger & Sons Choice Meats, 114 W. Elder St. (Findlay Market), Over-the-Rhine; 651-5543.

• German Cuisine Butcher Shop, 6417 Dixie Highway, Elsmere; (859) 746-1200.

Chuck Martin

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