Monthly Archives: September 2014
La Merenda brings South African butcher to the table
Starting on Monday, La Merenda, 125 E. National Ave., will add a new team member to its kitchen. Matthew Devan, butcher and co-owner of SA Braai, LLC, Milwaukee’s first South African Sausage company, has been hired as a full-time butcher at the restaurant. Read full article.
Milwaukee’s Gatekeepers for Local Food
South African native and second-generation butcher Matthew Devan and his wife Wendi own and operate the sausage purveyor, which started selling its handmade boerewors, or South African bratwurst, part-time at the Tosa Market earlier this year. After their first day at the market, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Wendi sent an email to Metcalfe’s Sentry, located less than a mile away, and heard back almost immediately. The company, strong advocates of the market and .
SA Braai Debuts South African Links
This one’s called a boerewor (“farmer’s sausage”) from South Africa, brought to Wauwatosa courtesy of the husband-and-wife team of Matthew and Wendi Devan. Their sausage, originating from the Dutch settlers, the Boers, is just one typical offering at a “braai,” or cookout. Braai also describes the grill; “to braai” is to grill out. Read full article.