mmmmmmmmm…Encased Meat….

I would like to just like to tell all of you about the most excellent lunch that I had yesterday at Hot Doug’s. For those of you who don’t know Hot Doug’s is “the Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium”. All they sell are encased meat, a.k.a. sausage, hot dogs, etc.  This is one of those cases where a business only does one thing, but they do it really, really well.  They are without a doubt the most delicious and awesome sausages you will ever eat in your life. How, you may ask, does one have 20+ different kinds of sausage?  Well about half the menu are the kinds of sausage you would expect; beer soaked brats, Chicago style hot dogs, etc (the beer brat is also the single best beer brat I have ever had so you know). The other half of the menu is where the real fun comes in.  So yesterday I had (copied straight from there menu):

Gyros Sausage with Artichoke-Garlic Crème Fraîche, Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Feta Cheese

Merlot and Blueberry Venison Sausage with Pomegranate-Blueberry Mustard Cream and Smoked Gouda Cheese

Kangaroo Sausage with Roasted Ancho Chili Mayonnaise and Danish Fontina Cheese

Thats right, kangaroo sausage.  They have a Game of the Week sausage, which just happened to be kangaroo this time.  Last time I was there I had Alligator sausage.  This place is just plain awesome.  So apparently Doug, the owner if that wasn’t apparent, used to be an actual chef and all that jazz until one day he was like, you know what, I am only going to make only sausage from now on.  The place is only open from 10:30-4 M-Sat because Doug wants to serve every customer personally.  So the guy who takes your order is Doug himself every time you go there.  With this in mind, the place is not terribly big, and there is a 45 minute wait to get your food pretty much every weekend.  The line goes out the door and around the block on the weekends, but it is so very very very worth the wait.  You should all go, it is very nearly life changing experience, I know the venison sausage changed mine…It still haunts my dreams…

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