Authentic German Butcher A Real Treat For Foodies

Dated: 01/25/2014

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What started out as a search for a high-end food market in Ocean County, ended at a real gem of a place named, "The German Butcher," in Forked River, NJ.  Reminiscent of Olde World butchers gone by, this authentic Shoppe is a haven for foodies yearning for quality, premium cuts of meats and other fine delicacies.  

The minute I walked through the door my senses were assaulted by the visual spectacle of excited patrons eagerly awaiting their turn and the aroma of smoked meats.  Like a child in a candy shop, I wanted to try all kinds of interesting food handsomely displayed behind the counters that spanned from one end of the store to the other.   I scuttled back and forth feverishly reading each label to decide what  I wanted.  What started out as steak for dinner, ended up as a little of this a little of that:  Homemade frankfurters (Not the American slang hot-dogs, this is after all an authentic German Butcher), Italian  sausages, potato salad, thick sliced smoked bacon and aged Prime-Rib Eye.   I had to stop myself from ordering the Kielbasa and liverwurst too, I mean how much can two people eat? 

The staff was not only courteous but extremely knowledgeable too.  In fact, one of the owners spent a long time explaining to me the differences between the many cuts of meat.  In contrast to today's large supermarket,  impersonal approach to mass retailing, this certainly was a welcomed change of pace.  I'll be back for sure, to try the liverwurst, stuffed pork chops, skirt steak, prepared foods, rice pudding...someone please stop me! BTW, the aged-Rib Eye Cowboy steak was super tender and tasty and the potato salad fresh and smothered in fresh dill.

 It's 9 am, time to make the bacon!

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