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The Katrina anniversary is naturally when we look back on all that's happened since the disaster, for better or worse. In the realm of New Orleans restaurants, there's a lot to consider, not lest being the roll call of lost restaurants.

Schexnayder Meats

Aug 21, 2009
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Over the past hundred years, German surnames have been associated with meats, dairies and bakeries throughout Southeast Louisiana. One German name market shoppers associate with good flavor is Schexnayder, makers of traditional cured meat products.

You'll find them roasting and sampling in a number of area markets. Consider a quick drive to the Wednesday German Coast Farmers Market in St. Charles Parish to meet the Schexnayders on their home turf selling alligator sausage, hogs head cheese, and even beef jerky.

Ian McNulty

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