10 June 2011

Street Food Friday: Haute Sausage

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Food

Things have been a little crazy lately so I’m really behind on my Street Food Friday posts. But a recently visit to a new food truck addition gave me the inspiration I needed to feature it here! Let’s take a closer look.

Name: Haute Sausage

Twitter handle: @hautesausage

Website: http://www.hautesausage.com

What is it: Growing up in Wisconsin and the Midwest, sausage (especially brats) is a standard summer dish. Personally, I’ve never been a brat fan (shameful!) but when I heard about a sausage food truck starting in Chicago, I was willing to give it a try. Rich Levy is the man behind the wheel and the entire menu are sausages with a variety of global flavors. You can learn more about the truck’s history here.

Meet the truck!! (and ignore the unfortunately placed pole)

What I ate: I won’t lie, at first glance, I wasn’t sure if the sausage truck was for me. There was a lot of lamb sausage on the menu (I don’t normally eat lamb), but then something caught my eye: Campfire Bison (Bison sausage with blackened corn, grilled onions, baked beans and BBQ sauce). So much yes.

Good lord that’s a tasty lookin’ sausage

What else is on the menu: The menu varies a bit on what is available, but here was the menu when I hit up the truck.

I have my eye on the Sheboygan Brat and Chicken Masala next.

Verdict: REALLY GOOD. My friend declared the Sheboygan Brat the best food truck item she’s had to date and I was not far behind in my positive sentiments. At first glance, the sausage seemed a little…small (maybe it was in cold water?) but it was so flavorful and satisfying that it was filling without being too heavy. The bison was smoky and great without being gamey and the addition of onions, corn and beans were really nice too. Also, the bun was insanely delicious and not at all dry, which I loved. The one item I didn’t get and wish I would have were the homemade salt and vinegar chips. Normally, I’m not a fan because the vinegar is overpowering but these were really delicate and tasty. I will definitely get those next time and I will be hitting up this truck again too. Plus, I tweeted the truck to ask them to save me a Bison sausage and they did!! That is excellent service.

So I know there are about 10 TWSS moments in this post so I saved you all from listing them. You can visit Lacey, Gretchen and Doni’s blogs too for more Street Food Friday posts.

What is your favorite summer dish?

8 Comments

  1. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  2. Lil' Woman says:

    Forget this shizz….I’m getting on a plane and heading to Chicago…feed me Jess, feed me!! :)

  3. Um, yum! That looks amazing. (Also what she said.)

  4. Nora says:

    YUM. I’m hungry.

    Favorite summer dish? I have to say I tend to go towards appetizers. Things like taco dip and wings and random things that are kind of easy for me to eat while having a drink or two.

  5. Hillary D. says:

    Looks so yum! Must try!

  6. ya that campfire one sounds beyond good! happy friday!