The Usinger Annex is Now Open!

Fritz’s Blog

The Usinger Gift Box Annex is now open! It’s fastest, easiest way to shop. We even offer store to door service, as in, we’ll even carry your gifts to your car. All the great gifts you see online or in our catalog are available for immediate pick up in the Annex. Located right next to our Retail Store on Old World Third St. the Annex is a quick in and out for holiday gift shopping. The Annex is open daily from 8:30 to 5:30 (closed Sunday).

If you’re planning a holiday party stop in the Usinger retail store right next door. We’ve got lots of specialty sausages and smoked meats that’ll be perfect for your holiday gatherings. Be sure and check out the seconds table too. You can always find some bargains there. A quick stop at Usinger’s for holiday sausages has been a Milwaukee tradition for generations.

Parking is free in the Usinger lot, located on the south side of the annex.

Here’s wishing you and yours the happiest of Holiday Seasons. From all the Wurstmachers and the Elves at Usinger’s.

Fritz

Autumn Is Here!

It seems the older I get, the faster the weeks just breeze by. Believe it or not, the Holidays will soon be upon us. Then the gift selection dilemma begins.

Let us help you ! We can take the stress out of your gift giving. Visit Usinger.com to view our line up of over 30 sausage, cheese and Wisconsin goodies packed in attractive holiday themed assortments that we will ship for arrival in time for the holidays. It’s that easy.

Can’t decide? Just give us a call at 1-800-558-9998 and talk with one of our helpful and friendly gift assortment experts. They will handle all the details. You can also visit us online at usinger.com

Fritz

 

Everyone appreciates a gift assortment from Usinger’s !

Is it August Already?

Yep, the State Fair is underway at State Fair Park in West Allis. I love the Fair, an adventure at every turn and a huge selection of foods to try.

I invite you to stop by the Usinger Booth in the air conditioned Wisconsin Products Pavilion. We are serving up our ¼ pound Brats, Beef Franks, Italian Sausage or Smoked Brat with Cheddar & Jalapeno.

In addition to our sausage we’re featuring three great Reuben sandwiches. You will find the classic Corned Beef Reuben as well as our Turkey Reuben or try a Smoked Ham Reuben. Of course we use our house made Usinger Sauerkraut to build these beauties.

So find comfort and the best food at the best price inside the Wisconsin Products Pavilion.

See you at The Fair!

Fritz

The Second Half of Summer!

As we enter the second half of this summer. It’s time to review your grilling successes. Hopefully you have attained “black belt status” for grilling brats and wieners using my two beer philosophy. Now it’s time to expand the menu. Have you tried Usinger Smoked Pork Chops on the grill? They are already smoked and fully cooked, just sear the outside a little (so you get the nice grill marks) and they are ready to go. Or try some of my other spicy international favorite links: Usinger Andouille, Smoked Chorizo or Portuguese style Linguica. All are smoked and cooked, so they require minimal grill time to heat them through, quick & easy. If you like some cheddar in your wurst, try our Smoked Brat with Cheddar & Jalapeno (it’s really good!).

Fritz

There’s A New Dog In Town!

Call them Hot Dogs, call them Franks, but Baseball is just not the same without them. This season we have added a new one to our line up in honor of our friend and Hall of Famer, Bob Uecker. This recipe was developed just for Bob. After hanging out in ballparks and eating hot dogs since the ‘50’s, nobody knows them better than Ueck. Mr. Baseball’s Famous Franks are made from only select cuts of beef, naturally smoked in our two story brick smokehouses and have a touch of garlic. You can grill ‘em or steam ‘em however you want to make them they always taste great ! Look for Mr. Baseball’s Famous Franks and Mr. Baseball’s Fresh Bratwurst for your next cookout. You’ll find them at your local Sendik’s store.

Fritz

Happy Tailgating

 

As summer fades into fall and cool crisp mornings turn into beautiful afternoons it can only mean one thing – football season and plenty of great weather for grilling Usinger Brats.

Nothing beats standing by the grill on a crisp afternoon, enjoying the aroma and sizzle of Usinger Brats. Remember my advice and cook the brats low and slow to avoid split casings so the flavorful juices stay in the brats.

For our loyal Usinger fans we’re kicking off our “Tailgate Party Contest”. Just send us a picture of your tailgate party with Usinger Sausage and you could win a Tailgate Party Pack featuring Usinger Brats, Usinger Festival Sauerkraut and Pretzilla soft pretzel buns. Visit our website at usinger.com and look for the Contest tab for more information. Also, look for our Fall Deli Discount offer coming in the mail soon.  If you don’t receive one, sign up for the newsletter on the Usinger website and we’ll get you one.  Happy Tailgating and Go Pack !

 

Fritz

CHILL DON’T SCARE THE GRILL

People think those of us who grill outside in the winter to be crazy.  Well, I can remember a few evenings in early May when it’s been almost as cold!  You don’t have to mothball the grill just because it’s cold outside.  The food tastes just as good, maybe even better, and hey, standing in front of a hot grill takes the chill off a cold day, or night!

Here are some pointers to stay warm and get great results for winter grilling. First, dress appropriately, in layers and don’t forget the hat. Most of your heat loss comes from your head, so unless you’re planning on keeping it close to the grill (not recommended) keep it covered.  Next, grilling in winter takes a bit more time. Your grill will take longer to get warmed up and that can add about 25% more time to the cooking process.  So, make sure you have enough propane or charcoal on hand before you start, because running out midway through can be a pain.  Finally, enjoy the peace and quiet of winter serenity.  Odds are there’s not a lot going on outside, maybe a squirrel fight or an occasional deer sighting.  It’s just like ice fishing, they’re even better when you get them in cold weather.  There is nothing like a brat right off the grill and it just seems tastier in January!

If you’re not a fan of the cold, well, there are some great soup recipes in the Usinger cookbook and on our website.

Quit chillin’ start grillin’.

Fritz

 

Grilling’s 2nd Season!

Warm sunshine and crisp air, autumn is truly on it’s way. No need to think about hanging up the grill tongs quite yet. There are two months of great grilling weather ahead.

 

For cool weather grilling try something a little spicy, like our Smoked Chorizo or Smoked Andouille links. For something completely different, try grilling our bone – in, Smoked Pork Chops. They are cured, smoked for hours in our brick smokehouses and are fully cooked.  When you put’em on the grill they’re nothing short of amazing!

 

Now is a great time to try something new, during our Fall 15 promotion.  Until the end of September, you can stock up on Usinger deli products and save 15%.  All you have to do is type in “Fall 15” in the promo code when you order online. Don’t forget the Summer Sausage and Braunschweiger, so you are ready for those big game gatherings.  The Fall 15 promotion is available only on sausage products and only in the online Deli Store, or at our retail store downtown at 1030 N. Old World 3rd Street.

 

 

Fritz