After a visit to Standard Restaurant Supply and going home with a nice meat grinder we searched high and low for a place that would sell us hog casings.
We were surprised to find that carnecerias didn’t carry casings. I had a difficult time conveying exactly what I was asking for because I don’t know the spanish equivalent. One guy told his coworkers, “Ellos quieren hacer chorizo!” And we all had a good laugh.
We found out about Hobe Meats which apparently is THE standard of meat vendors in Phoenix with good reason. The shop people were very friendly and helpful; a butcher even offered us a few sausage spicing tips rather than pushing their sausage. This shop basically has any kind of meat one could desire and I am looking forward to visiting again.