This time on Food Trippin' In The Mitten, we visited Papa's Italian Sausage at their newest location in Battle Creek while learning about the quick stop food shop's storied history in Kalamazoo. A mural is on full display in the restaurant, including a retired meat grinder from the 1930's that founder Carl Rizzuto's father used to make his family's famous food.

There's many different directions to go on the menu including six varieties of hot dogs. If you want the authentic Papa's experience though, there's only one choice: the Bella Supreme. It's a hot or mild sausage on a bun topped with shredded provolone cheese, italian beef,  grilled onions and peppers.

The Bella Supreme

Papa's Italian Sausage is located on King Highway in Kalamazoo and on Columbia Avenue near Capital Avenue in Battle Creek. Check out their Facebook pages at Papa's Italian Sausage Battle Creek and also Papa's Italian Sausage Kalamazoo.