Pot Luck

Opa Dog

Photo by Robb Walsh

Opa’s seemed to be the official sausage supplier in Fredericksburg. Menus at German restaurants and biergartens all over town featured Opa’s bratwurst, knackwurst and “Opa sausage,” the local nickname for a coarse ground pork and beef link officially known as “Opa’s Country Blend Smoked Sausage.” I frequently buy Opa sausage at Houston supermarkets so I couldn’t resist visiting the Opa’s Smoked Meats retail store.

The shelves were loaded with an awesome array of smoked sausages, pork loins, and all kinds of hams. A couple of white-haired ladies were cranking out some nice-looking sandwiches behind the counter. But my attention was riveted to a hot dog machine loaded with Opa sausages and bratwursts. I got an Opa sausage link on a bun with mustard for lunch.

I also picked up a catalog. I plan to order a couple of pounds of liver sausage and some of the exotic offerings like chicken and sun-dried tomato and chipotle sausage. – Robb Walsh

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
The Houston Press is a nationally award-winning, 33-year-old publication ruled by endless curiosity, a certain amount of irreverence, the desire to get to the truth and to point out the absurd as well as the glorious.
Contact: Houston Press