This just came in yesterday:
"Hi there! I'm putting together a memorial to the sausage icons that recently passed away this Saturday in Brooklyn. Can you please mention this on your site?"
"The sausage world lost two pioneers this month: Bob Evans and Ralph F. Stayer, founder of Johnsonville Sausage. For many of us, particularly those with roots in the Midwest, these men were not just sausage makers, they were, and are, icons.
This Saturday, June 30th please join us as we give tribute to both men by grilling up some of the delicious foods they created. Moonshine has graciously offered up their back patio and grills for the event. Starting at 5 PM, we will provide Johnsonville Brats and Bob Evans Sausages as long as supplies last."
In a related note, Al Langer, the man who brought great pastrami to Los Angeles when he opened Langer's in 1947, died this week at the ripe (or perhaps I should say cured) old age of 93.
Three cured and/or smoked meat giants pass on in the same week. Even if you don't go the memorial mentioned above, have a sausage, hot dog, or a pastrami sandwich in their honor.
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