SMOKED IN THE EUROPEAN STYLE

Smoked Fish

In 1968, Tony Patak escaped from the communism of his Czech homeland to Austria, and it was there that he began to learn how to prepare meat and fish like no other, apprenticing under an Austrian butcher. Life was hard, but Patak persevered. A refugee society got him a plane ticket from Austria to Canada and set him up in a Czech community in Montreal.

Patak Meat Products

Tony Patak worked long hours for years, honing his butcher skills and saving every penny until he had saved up enough money to buy out his partner. By 1980, Patak knew it was time to fulfill his lifelong dream far away from the reaches of communism. He landed in Atlanta, where he began processing prime cuts using the freshest meats and fish with no fillers.

Tucked between the original Buckhead Beef and Atlanta Fish Market, Patak served them both until he outgrew the location. Now located inside an old slaughterhouse in Austell, Georgia, and run by Tony’s son, Alan, Patak Meat Products sits on six acres of land with plenty of room to expand. What started with three employees now has 48 workers who endeavor daily to produce products you can only find at gourmet shops such as Hazel Dean’s.

The smoked salmon and smoked trout are so delicious that Hazel Dean’s can barely keep it in stock. Tasting is believing. Come see for yourself.

HAZEL DEAN’S FAVORITES

Our Most Popular Products

Here are just a few of the items in our store that always seem to fly off the shelves. Do you have a favorite? We’d like to know what it is. And if you are searching for an item we don’t carry, let us know. We’ll do our best to get it for you.

Craft Beer

We stock a large selection of local and regional craft beers. Available in singles and in packs. You can even enjoy your beer in our store or on our patio.

Custom Charcuterie Boards

Charcuterie Boards

Customized to-go charcuterie boards, filled with all your favorites, starting at just $20 per person. Add smoked fish for only $5 more per person. Delivery available.

Smoked Fish

Our smoked salmon and trout come from Alan Patak in Austell, Georgia. His parents opened the business in 1981, specializing in fine, European-style meats.

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