Stuffing a sausage can be difficult, especially when it makes a compelling argument for taking off the semester to backpack through Europe before settling into a permanent casing. Take a stand against wanderlust-stricken meat with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of sausage or meatballs at Manzo Sausage Kitchen & Market on Devonshire Avenue.
Since 1955, when founders Pietro and Brigida Manzo first proffered their Italian-borne salsiccia to the public, Manzo's has established itself as a respected neighborhood deli and sausage emporium. Pete Manzo, Pietro and Brigida’s son, continues the family tradition with flavorful sausage recipes featuring hand-trimmed pork and beef, and natural hog casings. Crafted without the use of fillers, preservatives, extenders, or magic beans, Manzo’s classic sausage varieties include the original recipe, made with fennel seed to achieve that new, Old World flavor ($3.99/lb.); spicy hot salsiccia with crushed red pepper ($3.99/lb.); and sweet italian salsiccia, with ground fennel and a little sugar (4.99/lb.).
Over the years, Pete has evolved a few creations of his own, including a Tuscan sun-dried tomato sausage ($5.95/lb.); a spicy-apple sausage combining pork, sweet apples, spices, and crushed red pepper ($5.95/lb.); and an orange-peel accented Greek loukaniko sausage featuring fresh garlic and wine flavors ($5.95/lb.). Mamma Manzo’s meatballs stopper pasta vortices with a succulent blend of freshly ground beef, pork, fresh eggs, cheese, and spices ($5.49/lb.). The menu varies from month to month, with a rotating cast of featured flavor rods, allowing sausages to prove their use beyond mere plate fillers, necklaces, and nunchucks.
5346 Devonshire Ave.
St. Louis, Missouri 63109Get Directions