Good sausages take time to make, and apparently, so do good sausage shops. You may recall that we teased you about the prospect of the place two years ago
. Now the second outlet of Sabatino's--the 20-year-old institution that has been supplying Newport Beach with its Sicilian family recipe for goat-milk-cheese-blended tube steaks perfected in 1864--has finally opened.
A phone call confirms it's been open for about a month.
Compared to the original restaurant on Shipyard Way, the new store's menu is very basic. The emphasis here is on takeout more than anything. There's, of course, a sausage sandwich, as well as ones with meatballs and Italian beef. You can also get a pizza, some pasta, stuffed bell peppers, manicotti and stuffed shells. Or you can take home those coiled beauties uncooked--its signature sausages can be bought for $7 per pound here, just as at the original store.
406 32nd St., Newport Beach, (949) 723-1930.