Mattern Sausage & Meat
Wed Jul 21st 2004, 3:30pm

My wife and I paid a visit to this German deli that I used to frequent in high school and while home from college, Mattern Sausage & Meat, or "Sausage Meat" for short. While the area around it has changed as you would expect (a bit oddly, a new Wienerschnitzel now shares its parking lot--real German over here, and next door, der Wienerschnitzel), to my complete shock, the store inside hasn't aged a day in 10 years. The same friendly people worked behind the counter, the same meats were behind the glass, the same German imported foods lined the shelves, and even their prices haven't gone up ($3.20 for a sandwich). Having since grown accustomed to the computerized age of constant obsolescence I found it a bit refreshing to find anything from my younger years still alive and well :-).

We grabbed a Black Forest ham and smoked turkey sandwich and had a picnic. Delicious stuff.

Visitor comments
On Thu Aug 25th 2005, 8:15pm, Ed Broda posted:
Had your fresh Polish sausage a couple times and it was excellent!

On Fri Aug 26th 2005, 1:54pm, Steve Kehlet posted:
That's great, I love Mattern's too! But it's not my sausage, I don't own the place.

On Fri Dec 22nd 2006, 10:17am, Dieter und Sigrid posted:
wir wünschen euch eine schöne Weihnacht und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr.
Grüße von Dieter und Sigrid (Albatros-Sextett)

On Mon Jan 1st 2007, 1:37am, Steve Kehlet posted:
Hi Dieter and Sigrid, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too!

On Wed Jan 3rd 2007, 9:48pm, Visitor posted:
I miss the place...My family knew the owner, Willie and I had gone there ever since I was a baby. They used to sneak me pickles and pieces of pepper bologna.

On Fri Mar 9th 2007, 3:27pm, Visitor posted:
Try the ruben sandwich, ahh good.. with a side of warm german potato salad. I'm hungry again..

On Fri Mar 9th 2007, 3:27pm, Visitor posted:
Try the ruben sandwich, ahh good.. with a side of warm german potato salad. I'm hungry again..

On Sat Mar 24th 2007, 10:10pm, Visitor posted:
I went to high school (Kennedy) with there sons. I was so lucky! Can hardly wait to stop in again.

On Thu Apr 2nd 2009, 6:07am, Visitor posted:
Great place very nice people and the food is fantastic. Not the normal deli very special place. Just wish they were open on Monday my day off. So I could go there more.

On Fri Dec 18th 2009, 4:39pm, Ayssa Y posted:
My family started going there long before I was born. I go there whenever I want flat out amazing meat. Every time I get some Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, it just keeps getting better and better each time. The people are so nice! Even the people that shop there are nice and you end up chatting with them pretty much the whole time. I can't wait to go again.

On Fri Dec 17th 2010, 2:50pm, Annlisa posted:
I'm afraid I'll want to die if the Matterns ever retire.
They've watched me age and know my face well from ordering Poor Boy sandwiches for myself and family to specific bakery products which they order from a German bakery in Downey.
I LOVE the Mattern's Deli!!!! :) :) :)