Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Adolf's Meat & Sausage
Adolf's is located on New Britain Ave in Hartford's South End. It's across the street from the empty Mega Foods market. The first thing almost everyone will notice about Adolf's is the name. Going with Adolf is quite a move given that the name has been out of fashion for oh.....let's say about 70 years or so. Nonetheless, Adolf's it is.
Once inside Adolf's the first thing you will notice is the meat case and the impressive collection of brauts, kielbasa, and other tubed meats. There has to be at least three dozen different types of tubed meats on display. Also for sale are many smoked meats, and other deli meats and cheeses to be sliced up for cold cuts. Adolf's also sells a full complement of beef and veal cuts.
We aren't quite sure, but from the newspapers and the freezer full of pierogies we saw, we're guessing that the proprietors are Polish. Adolph's is small and sells European groceries, sodas, candy and other imported goods not found at major supermarket chains. Have a hankering for a jar of full anchovies to go with your tubed meat? Adolf's is your place.
Adolph's won't replace whatever your normal grocery store is for your day to day shopping, but if you are a fan of tubed meats (and let's be honest, who isn't) you might find Adolph's added to your rotation of grocery stores. Well worth a visit.