Among encased-meat products, handmade sausage is the most delightful, followed closely by a saddlebag filled with jerky and a can of Spam crammed inside a larger can of Spam. Stock up on meaty treats with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of deli meats at Opa's Smoked Meats in Fredericksburg.
The resident smokehouse sages at Opa's Smoked Meats channel generations-old family recipes when concocting authentic German smoked-meat creations. Traditional smokehouse snacks such as beef and turkey jerky ($18.99) and dried sausage ($7.95/lb.) allow diners to sample tender cuts of meat without the hassle of finding a steak that cries at the end of Sleepless in Seattle. Spice up humdrum charcoal grills with jalapeño-cheese smoked sausage, which swaddles spicy peppers and aged cheddar cheese in a smoky overcoat ($4.69/lb.). Opa's whole smoked turkeys nicely complement a festive holiday feast ($2.89/lb.), and Oktoberfest celebrations are augmented with smoked boneless peppered hams ($4.79/lb.) stuffed into oversized beer steins.