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  • Post #31 - April 11th, 2018, 12:01 pm
    Post #31 - April 11th, 2018, 12:01 pm Post #31 - April 11th, 2018, 12:01 pm
    The steaks here are great, but I also make sure that whenever I stop by I pick up some of their breakfast sausage, and also get some of their tortilla-crusted tilapias from the freezer. Both of those items are much better than the equivalents I've gotten elsewhere. It's quite a distance out of my way, sadly, so I don't get there as much as I would otherwise.
  • Post #32 - April 11th, 2018, 1:42 pm
    Post #32 - April 11th, 2018, 1:42 pm Post #32 - April 11th, 2018, 1:42 pm
    Also, as I've probably already posted in this thread somewhere, Joseph's has some of the biggest, meatiest smoked ham bones around, if you're looking to make some bean soup next winter.
    Steve Z.

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    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #33 - June 15th, 2018, 4:28 pm
    Post #33 - June 15th, 2018, 4:28 pm Post #33 - June 15th, 2018, 4:28 pm
    Chicago Tribune: Why dry-aged steak is superior, and where to buy it in Chicago for cooking at home

    with shout outs to Joseph's, Gene's Sausage Shop, Butcher & Larder, and more
  • Post #34 - May 22nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
    Post #34 - May 22nd, 2019, 8:07 pm Post #34 - May 22nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
    Beef glorious beef! 28-day dry-age prime porterhouse from Joseph's Finest Meats = Dinner in the backyard with the Bride.
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  • Post #35 - May 23rd, 2019, 7:07 pm
    Post #35 - May 23rd, 2019, 7:07 pm Post #35 - May 23rd, 2019, 7:07 pm
    Nice thing about a big 'ol steak is steak salad the next night.

    SteakSalad3.jpg Steak Salad
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  • Post #36 - May 28th, 2019, 7:34 pm
    Post #36 - May 28th, 2019, 7:34 pm Post #36 - May 28th, 2019, 7:34 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Beef glorious beef! 28-day dry-age prime porterhouse from Joseph's Finest Meats . . .

    Gary,

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    I truly admire your bone's rigid verticality. I guess that steak was excited to see you! :lol:

    =R=
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    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

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  • Post #37 - May 28th, 2019, 7:41 pm
    Post #37 - May 28th, 2019, 7:41 pm Post #37 - May 28th, 2019, 7:41 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:I truly admire your bone's rigid verticality. I guess that steak was excited to see you! :lol:

    No more so than your tumescent bologna :)
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  • Post #38 - August 11th, 2019, 3:43 pm
    Post #38 - August 11th, 2019, 3:43 pm Post #38 - August 11th, 2019, 3:43 pm
    Natural casing hot dogs from Joseph's Finest Meats and farmers market veg = Lunch.
    JosephsHotDogsP1.jpg Natural Casing Dogs

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  • Post #39 - August 11th, 2019, 4:31 pm
    Post #39 - August 11th, 2019, 4:31 pm Post #39 - August 11th, 2019, 4:31 pm
    Those are some of the finest hot dogs available. It's a great pleasure to have Joseph's around. Nothing but respect for the quality of their meat, and their service. Good to see this post!
  • Post #40 - August 11th, 2019, 7:41 pm
    Post #40 - August 11th, 2019, 7:41 pm Post #40 - August 11th, 2019, 7:41 pm
    Joseph's Finest Meats, hard to beat both quality and price.
    JosephsSteakP1.jpg Joseph's

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  • Post #41 - August 18th, 2019, 8:39 am
    Post #41 - August 18th, 2019, 8:39 am Post #41 - August 18th, 2019, 8:39 am
    seano wrote:Those are some of the finest hot dogs available.
    LTHers don't sleep on Joseph's hot dogs. Natural casing, balanced spice, incredible snap followed by a burst of juicy pure hot dog goodness. If one is motivated by this post Joseph's is closed on Sundays and out of natural casing dogs until middle or late next week. They make them in-house and occasionally run out.

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  • Post #42 - August 22nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
    Post #42 - August 22nd, 2019, 3:52 pm Post #42 - August 22nd, 2019, 3:52 pm
    Joseph's natural casing hot dogs are back in stock.

    JosephsHotDogsP23.jpg Joseph's Finest Meats natural casing hot dogs on Martin's Potato Rolls with giardiniera. Super snappy. Juicy. Delicious. My new culinary crush.


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  • Post #43 - August 23rd, 2019, 6:44 am
    Post #43 - August 23rd, 2019, 6:44 am Post #43 - August 23rd, 2019, 6:44 am
    G Wiv wrote:If one is motivated by this post ...
    I am
    G Wiv wrote:Joseph's natural casing hot dogs are back in stock.
    good to hear, heading over first thing tomorrow morning
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #44 - August 24th, 2019, 6:20 am
    Post #44 - August 24th, 2019, 6:20 am Post #44 - August 24th, 2019, 6:20 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:good to hear, heading over first thing tomorrow morning
    Joseph's uses hog casing for the hot dogs which may get tough with a rolling boil. I drop* into cold water and bring to a simmer, 185° to 190°, for 7-9 minutes for best results.

    *drop into the pot, not on the floor
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  • Post #45 - August 24th, 2019, 7:52 am
    Post #45 - August 24th, 2019, 7:52 am Post #45 - August 24th, 2019, 7:52 am
    Gary,

    Does this lengthy simmer soften the snap a little bit?

    There is a sausage from Usingers whose skin verges on too tough. If a lengthy simmer softens it, this would be welcome news. Presently, I don't recall which sausage is the tough one.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

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  • Post #46 - August 24th, 2019, 9:39 am
    Post #46 - August 24th, 2019, 9:39 am Post #46 - August 24th, 2019, 9:39 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Does this lengthy simmer soften the snap a little bit?
    Doubt it, though a hard boil toughens the skin. I should point out my observations are anecdotal, not based on science. Also, I am not advocating longer is better, as in simmer for 30+ minutes. One simply wants the dogs heated all the way through so the interior is hot and juicy.

    I did a little googling.
    https://www.thespruceeats.com/all-about ... ing-995786
    But, when heated to temperatures between 160 F and 205 F, collagen starts to melt and turn into gelatin, which coats the muscle fibers of the meat and causes it to feel moist and succulent. Boiled meat, on the other hand, becomes tough and stringy, because the higher temperature causes the proteins to denature. Denaturing disrupts the structure of proteins, with one result being that they don't hang onto water molecules and another that they clump together, both of which can result in an undesirable change in texture.
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  • Post #47 - August 24th, 2019, 10:15 am
    Post #47 - August 24th, 2019, 10:15 am Post #47 - August 24th, 2019, 10:15 am
    My hot dog cooking method is bring water to a boil, add hot dogs, bring to a boil once more and immediately turn it off the heat. Simmer for five minutes. Done.

    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #48 - August 26th, 2019, 4:37 pm
    Post #48 - August 26th, 2019, 4:37 pm Post #48 - August 26th, 2019, 4:37 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Joseph's uses hog casing for the hot dogs which may get tough with a rolling boil. I drop* into cold water and bring to a simmer, 185° to 190°, for 7-9 minutes for best results.

    just reading this now, fortunately that's pretty much what we did.

    Mrs Willie & I really enjoyed, so far, the breakfast sausage, hot dogs and the Italian Sausage (mild). The latter I had grilled up, then sliced. Put slices of sausage, sauteed mushrooms, bit of mozzarella on the delicious focaccia bread purchased at Josephs, then put entire thing on the still warm grill to crisp up bottom and melt cheese. Delicious.

    Looking forward to the bone in ribeye tomorrow night.
    I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.
  • Post #49 - August 28th, 2019, 7:06 am
    Post #49 - August 28th, 2019, 7:06 am Post #49 - August 28th, 2019, 7:06 am
    Sweet Willie wrote:Mrs Willie & I really enjoyed, so far, the breakfast sausage, hot dogs and the Italian Sausage (mild). The latter I had grilled up, then sliced. Put slices of sausage, sauteed mushrooms, bit of mozzarella on the delicious focaccia bread purchased at Josephs, then put entire thing on the still warm grill to crisp up bottom and melt cheese. Delicious.
    Sounds wonderful! How were the hot dogs?
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  • Post #50 - September 1st, 2019, 7:24 pm
    Post #50 - September 1st, 2019, 7:24 pm Post #50 - September 1st, 2019, 7:24 pm
    Well, it really takes an LTH village, doesn't it?

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    Joseph's Natural Casing Hot Dog provided by G Wiv
    Homemade sauerkraut made by Cathy2
    Homemade fermented dill pickles made by REB
    bun by Rosen's, mustard by Plochmans! :P

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #51 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:07 pm
    Post #51 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:07 pm Post #51 - September 2nd, 2019, 7:07 pm
    G Wiv wrote:Joseph's natural casing hot dogs, count me a Fan!

    And they're versatile, too . . .

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    Sausage Party on the Grill!
    Joseph's Natural Casing Hot Dogs (center) Kielbasa Zwyczajna (left), Kielbasa Lesna (right), both from Kurowski's

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    Kurowski's Lesna and Zwyczajna, Joseph's Natural Casing Dogs (top to bottom)

    I think I might have enjoyed the Joseph's dogs grilled more than simmered. They still had snap but it was bite-by-bite and a bit easier to bite through. Thanks again, Gary, for hooking me up! :D

    =R=

    Kurowski Sausage Shop
    2976 N Milwaukee Ave
    Chicago, IL 60618
    (773) 645-1692
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #52 - September 3rd, 2019, 7:10 pm
    Post #52 - September 3rd, 2019, 7:10 pm Post #52 - September 3rd, 2019, 7:10 pm
    Did I mention that the hot dogs from Joseph's are versatile? Third day's the charm . . .

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    Bigos!
    The two remaining hot dogs from Joseph's are in there, along with some more Zwyczajna and Lesna from Kurowski, (the end of) Cathy2's sauerkraut, chicken thigh, sauteed shredded cabbage, mushroom, onion and garlic. It was one helluva 1-pot meal.

    =R=
    Gardening is a bloodsport --Meghan Kleeman

    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #53 - September 11th, 2019, 10:05 pm
    Post #53 - September 11th, 2019, 10:05 pm Post #53 - September 11th, 2019, 10:05 pm
    @josephsfinestmeats bone-in strip = dinner #lowslowbbq #countmeafan #josephsfinestmeats

    JosephsBoneinStripP1.jpg Bone-in Strip

    JosephsBoneinStripP2.jpg Bone-in Strip


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