Authentic German Butcher A Real Treat For Foodies

Dated: January 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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Jeffrey Gamble

Jeff has been a full time real estate agent in Southern Ocean County since 1973, so he knows his way around the Long beach Island territory as well as around the real estate business in general. Jeff....

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