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Sausages’re off, love

Sausage alert on India Street!

Jerry, the cook who’s just as much an institution as Pete of Pete’s Quality Meats (1742-1/2 India Street, Little Italy, 619-234-1684), the place that’s famous for the sausages which Pete has always made right here on the spot, is getting a break for the first time in a long time.

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Pete’s is closing for renovation...

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...or so the sign says.

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So the rest of us are gonna have to hold our breaths. Till sometime in 2013.

And we’ve all got to pray they mean it. The Italian sausage sandwich , eggplant sandwich, and steak and sausage sandwich from this li’l butcher’s shop that grew are all to die for.

I have one more prayer for when they come back: could we perlease have the spitini back? Jerry said the dang thing was just too much trouble when he gave up making it about a year ago.

Spitini? It’s one of those specialties that kinda invade your dreams at night.

They call spitini a Sunday hot dish back in Porticello, Sicily, where Pete came from. Basically we're talking stuffed veal. Like, veal rolled around two cheeses, onions, tomatoes, pine nuts, currants, parsley, prosciutto, breadcrumbs. Plus more sautéed onions and green peppers snuggling up to it, all in a bun.

You’re talking hot dogs? This dog is sizzlin’.

So, maybe if we started a petition, pasted it on Pete’s window, Jerry would take pity.

In the meantime, whatever, San Diego says to Pete’s “Come ba-ack! We’re waiting out here, tongues hanging out!”

Uh, do we have to re-Pete ourselves?

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Sausage alert on India Street!

Jerry, the cook who’s just as much an institution as Pete of Pete’s Quality Meats (1742-1/2 India Street, Little Italy, 619-234-1684), the place that’s famous for the sausages which Pete has always made right here on the spot, is getting a break for the first time in a long time.

None

Pete’s is closing for renovation...

None

...or so the sign says.

None

So the rest of us are gonna have to hold our breaths. Till sometime in 2013.

And we’ve all got to pray they mean it. The Italian sausage sandwich , eggplant sandwich, and steak and sausage sandwich from this li’l butcher’s shop that grew are all to die for.

I have one more prayer for when they come back: could we perlease have the spitini back? Jerry said the dang thing was just too much trouble when he gave up making it about a year ago.

Spitini? It’s one of those specialties that kinda invade your dreams at night.

They call spitini a Sunday hot dish back in Porticello, Sicily, where Pete came from. Basically we're talking stuffed veal. Like, veal rolled around two cheeses, onions, tomatoes, pine nuts, currants, parsley, prosciutto, breadcrumbs. Plus more sautéed onions and green peppers snuggling up to it, all in a bun.

You’re talking hot dogs? This dog is sizzlin’.

So, maybe if we started a petition, pasted it on Pete’s window, Jerry would take pity.

In the meantime, whatever, San Diego says to Pete’s “Come ba-ack! We’re waiting out here, tongues hanging out!”

Uh, do we have to re-Pete ourselves?

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Hmmm, Brian's in Hillcrest put up a similar sign a little while back. Then the rumors circulated that it was for sale because the owners had been at some sort of financial impasse with each other.

Love that last picture, by the way. I can almost read what the girl is looking at. Pretty impressive focus.

Sept. 26, 2012

Well, focus was supposed to be on Pete's window.

Oct. 17, 2012

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