Tip Top Meats

I don't know where to begin with this.


When I die, I don't want clouds, a harp and pearly gates. I want to go to Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad.


Okay, on the surface it's a meat market with a vast selection on smoked meats and sausages. They also have a large European grocery product section. Words do not do this place justice. Come on, there's about 9 linear feet of bacon. From your thick sliced bacon, thin sliced bacon, slab bacon, double smoked bacon, single smoked bacon, hungarian hot bacon......then you move on to the smoked ham hocks, smoked pork loin, smoked pork butt........then you have the smoked turkey wings, drumsticks, breast, necks........ don't even get me started on the sausages. Bratwurst, breakfast links, bockwurst, frankfurters......drool.

I'm not a beer drinker, but the amount of european beers they have on stock is astounding. Then there's all the european chocolates. Mmmmmm.........

You can also get any european condiment or sauce you have ever had on your european trips. Not that I would know, but i can imagine what it would be like. Say you want curried ketchup. they got that. Remoulade sauce. Maggi sauce. HB sauce. They got it. The only thing missing is a great cheese and butter selection, but the meats more than make up for that shortcoming.

They also have a restaurant attached to the market. Maybe it was because we were there around 3pm and only blue hairs eat at that hour, but the restaurant area looks like somewhere old people eat. One thing to know is the Big John Breakfast. It's served from 6am-12pm. For $5.98 you get 3 eggs any style, home fried potatoes, toast and get this ALL THE MEATS YOU CAN EAT. This includes bacon, sausage, polish sausage, bratwurst or ham. They're not messing around here. Most places give you all you can eat of the cheap stuff, like pancakes, or toast, but not Tip Top Meats, they don't mess around with the all you can eat swine products.

Tip Top Meats
6118 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Open Daily: 6am-8pm
Located just off of Palomar Airport Road across from the Red Roof Inn.


Blogger DYY said...

I so want to go! But... where the fuck is Carlsbad?

6/13/2006 12:36 AM  
Blogger tonkhero said...

How much are one-way tickets between LAX-Palomar Airport?

6/13/2006 12:41 AM  
Blogger NuttinButGlutton said...

It's almost San Diego. If you are familar with the Lew Family style of directions, you go past the Islands and turn right. If you see the Costco, you went too far.

If you have your own Piper Cub, I'd say that it's about $98 of fuel, since Palomar Airport is a general aviation airport. No commercial flights.

6/13/2006 8:51 AM  

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