Hot Doggin’ It – September 2018
We’ve been grindin’, stuffin’ and smokin’ since 1961 and are especially stoked to now introduce Hot Doggin’ It! This quarterly newsletter is where we will inform you about happenings here at Bavarian. Whether it’s a new item, a look at a flagship favorite, tidbits from Gabi at the deli, or juicy tips for using, Hot Doggin’ It is here to light you up and fuel the love for our handcrafted sausages, bacon, smoked meats, and authentic imports from Germany. Like the goods? Chime in at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love hearing from you!
Brewing a Love for Local Partnerships!
Here at Bavarian we take our family sausage business seriously and that’s why we are proud to announce that our newest product, the Bavarian Meats pike brewing Beer Brat, is just another example of how we keep it local and “in the family.” A variation on our classic brat, the Pike Brewing Beer Brat features the pike ipa.
Made at the brewery right here in the Market, the IPA is delivered to us weekly and is skillfully incorporated into Grandpa Max’s classic brat, resulting in a robust sausage with hoppy undertones. Available just in time for Oktoberfest, the Pike Brewing Beer Brat can be found at our deli in the market, at haggen supermarkets (in October 2018), and on the menu at the pike pub where Chef Gary braises it in beer and serves it with his apple sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, and a side of Pike Stout Mustard.
Reflecting on the new partnership and shared legacy, the Pike Brewing Founder, Charles Finkel, says, “Our love for the Pike Place Market was a big factor in our decision to establish the Pike Place Brewery in 1989. We were inspired by other family owned, independent businesses like Bavarian Meats. Their pride in producing extraordinary sausages, landjaeger, and other specialties we had experienced on our travels in Germany, their knowledge, and quality of service, established a perfect role model. That we are now partnering with our neighbors, this venerable family firm, to produce a delicious Bavarian Meat/Pike IPA bratwurst makes us proud.”
Sausage: The Convenient Meat!
A recent USDA study on the food purchasing decisions of Millennial households reports that Millennials have a higher preference for convenience than other generations when making food purchase decisions. Can our sausages play a role? You bet they can because they are the ultimate meaty convenience.
Many of our sausages are fully cooked and, of course, come in their own tidy little casings. There’s no need to mess up the kitchen or even drag out a cutting board. Our sausages go from package to pan in one swift swipe. They reheat quickly. Clean up is a breeze. Some of our favorites for a full-flavored meal? Smoked Cheddar Sausage, Smokin’ Hot Cheese Sausage, Smoked Bratwurst, and Smoked Chicken Andouille.
Gabbing with Gabi at the Deli
Our beloved German born and bred deli manager, Gabi, is gearing up for the homeland’s favorite feast– Oktoberfest.
What’s on our deli menu from September 21st to October 21st? Schweinehaxen, Schweinebraten, Schlachtplatte for Two, Weisswurst with Fried Potatoes and Red Cabbage, Pretzel with Obatzter, and Apple Strudel for dessert. Or, if you want to craft your own Oktoberfest party at home for a football game, make it easy with a bunch of brats or bocks from us. Simply heat the grill, cook the sausages, heat the kraut, add some buns, good mustard and you’ve got a great German gig for halftime.
Tableside around Town
Celebrate Oktoberfest around the region and look for our sausages and specialties at the prost german pubs in Seattle, Portland and Boise, at bruno’s european restaurant in Lakewood, at the oktoberfest german restaurant in Billings, Montana, and…well, it practically goes without saying but at many of the restaurants in leavenworth!
Next edition of Hot Doggin’ It? November 2018. In the meantime, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter…or hot dog it to the deli and grab some convenient meat!