Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The Sausage Superstore
Hot Doug's is a local landmark that was in the news recently when its owner was fined for serving foie gras, which was recently outlawed by a City Council that is getting a little too big for its britches. See our mayor's quotation at the end of this story. I couldn't agree more.
But anyway this place is really great. They serve all kinds of crazy "encased meats" in all kinds of ways from fairly simple to gourmet. I think the owner is awesome for dismissing this silly law and the city council is made to look even more ridiculous as he gets off cheap by paying the fine but reaping all the publicity.
However, I have only eaten here a couple of times because I am not interested in waiting in line around the block, even for a $7 Savory Ostrich Sausage with Cassis Creme Fraiche, Cherry Cheddar Cheese and Vokda-Soaked Dried Cherries. And I consider that a good price for such a thing. And I did not make that menu item up either, it's one of the current specials. But the line is always like this on the weekends. So I only eat here when I happen to be in the city for lunch on a weekday, which is rare. And that means I haven't yet had the duck fat fries, which they only serve on Friday and Saturday.
I'd like to return to shoot here in better light sometime. Maybe I'll ask someone to hold me a place in line while I snap away.
Edit: When I call the city council ridiculous, I'm mostly just talking about the votes to ban foie gras. Although I do feel similarly about the big box ordinance, because I don't think it will actually achieve what its framers intend.