Over a century ago, during WWI, T.O. Williams, INC was founded as a retail butcher shop in downtown Portsmouth, Virginia. Walk-in customers, restaurants, hotels, and other establishments came to Mr. Williams for his quality products. One product was especially popular, his hot Virginia red smoked sausage links.
Virginia Sausage "The Red One"
Their signature fully cooked mild and hot Virginia Smoked Sausage “The Red One” is recognized as a leading retail grocery brand in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Their red sausages can be found at your local Kroger, Foodlion, and more. If you're from out of town, no worries, you can shop their online store.
A Washington D.C. Delicacy
Half Smoke Sausage Links
Half Smoke sausages are a local staple that can be found in Washington, D.C., NOVA, and the surrounding areas. So what is a half smoke sausage anyway? Half smokes can be made of pork, beef, or both, and as the name indicates, are smoked.
If you haven't tried a T.O. Williams Capitol Half Smoke, you've been missing out. Bun length, a natural casing, herbs, and spices, Virginia Sausage Half Smokes are delicious! You can heat them in the microwave, a pan, or even on the grill. They are fully cooked and ready to eat! YUM!
"The capital half smoke sausage is DELICIOUS. I am visiting with family, overlooking the river and a plate of browned medallion sausages with Dijon mustard suddenly was in front of me. I can’t stop eating them!!! Currently enjoying a cold IPA with them. YUM."
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