By Andrew Z. Galarneau
Joe Kennedy, owner of Spar's European Sausage & Meats (405 Amherst St., 876-6607, sparseuropeansausage.com) talks about making customers one taste at a time, on Donnie Burtless' "Eat it Up" podcast food show on BuffaloEats.org.
"Once I've got you in the store, you're mine," Kennedy says. "I like to do what I call the sucker punch. I just hand them something that's really delicious. 'Oh my god, I have to have some of that.' "
Kennedy explains how he became an apprentice to Spar's original sausagemaker, an opportunity that arose when he was working for Mike Andrzejewski at Tsunami. "I don't think I've been bored a day in nine years," he says.
Check out the "Eat it Up" collection of conversations with food mongers, denizens and characters of the Buffalo food scene here.
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