Sometime there is a great Meat Market located right in your own backyard. Central Foods is located in El Sobrante California. That is only a hop skip and jump from our abode. Central Foods is a small independent market that thrives and survives with competition from the large Wally-Marts. There just so happens to be a great meat market inside Central Foods. They carry meat from Niman Ranch and make several different types of sausages. This meat market sells stuffed chicken breasts. I also noticed a beef roast that was stuffed with yummy ingredients. There are meats that are pre-marinated to make your meal easier. Chicken apple, chipotle chicken, Italian, chorizo are several flavors of sausage available. Our shopping cart was filled with these sausages and we returned home.
The grill was fired up to cook our tubes of meaty flavor. We also roasted some vegetables to create the base for a chile-verde stew. These sausages were full of flavor. Some New Hatch chiles were removed from the ice cave to make our meal over the top delicious.
I have lived in this area for around 20 years and never have visited Central Foods. We have driven by and never stopped. People have mentioned that we needed to stop by and check out the meat market. Well it took me 20 years but now I am going to be a regular customer.
4352 Appian Way
El Sobrante, CA 94803-2296
Sadly markets like that are few a far between days.
Your grilling photo is a work of art. Wait. There are pineapples back there!
Nice to hear about a great store near you.
Greg, I wish that I had gone in sooner. We will be return customers.
cookiecrumb, You get lucky once in a while. That shot has a hot sauce bottle cropped out. It will be used later in a hot sauce review. Grilled pineapple is the bomb.
A good independent market is like a good hardware store; they always have just what you want! Sounds like you found a keeper. I agree on the pineapple... it makes a wonderful salsa.
Zia, You are so right on both points. I have a hankerin for pineapple upside down cake.
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