This is called “Chorizo Casero” or homemade sausage. I got it at Tony’s Deli in Jamaica. This is an area that is so intriguing to me, that whenever I get a traffic ticket, I use it as an excuse to check out the Portuguese section of Queens. There isn’t much, so I always end up here at Tony’s. Lots of surprises, including the famous egg tarts from Teixeira’s in Newark, and this sausage.
Astoria is already home to two renowned beer gardens, but now add to that Max Bratwurst Und Bier which opened last Friday… bringing authentic German into Astoria’s mix. Sure, they have homemade pretzels with traditional obazda cheese spread, schnitzel of all sorts, a line of house made sausages, and German beer galore. But for the adventurous, why not try a bratwurst made of rattlesnake, rabbit, or alligator? Max Bratwurst Und Bier, 47-02 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103; http://maxbratwurst.com