Once again, Binkert’s Meat Products (8805 Philadelphia Rd., 410-687-5959, binkerts.com) is gearing up for a season of Oktoberfests. The company—founded in 1964 by German immigrant Egon Binkert, a master butcher who had an American dream to open his own place—expects to deliver bratwursts, sauerkraut, red cabbage, and mustard to more than 50 October celebrations throughout the area, says second-generation owner Sonya Weber. (She and her husband Lothar have run the Rosedale production plant and retail store since 2000.) This is good news for the Weber family, which was hit by an electrical fire in August 2008. They reopened the shop last October but missed much of their usual fall trade. Now, it’s business as usual for a Baltimore tradition.
A local sausage maker provides brats and sauerkraut to Oktoberfests.
Issue date: October, 2009