Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Five Hot Dogs For Dinner
With a late night at the office ahead of me, I stepped out real quickly to fuel up for the long haul. Perhaps rather randomly, I ended up at Windows on Club Street and finally tried one of those hot dogs that they took so much pride in. My selection, the Italian, meaning it had lots of herbs in it, came out like it looked in the picture: completely naked with nothing on the side to go with it (those leaves on the side were also undressed, BTW). Fortunately, this didn't really need anything, as the grease oozing from inside the casing was sufficiently flavorful enough to keep my interest, even if the toasted (and hence mildly crispy) bun was a bit weird. I won't go out of my way for this again, but it was better than I expected given my previous experiences here.
As I made my way back to the office, I somehow also (rather randomly) found myself veering towards Erich's Wuerstelstand for some reason (I assure you that going out to eat a bunch of hot dogs this afternoon was not my explicit intention...it just happened that way). This time I went for his so-called Mini Sausages Combo, featuring a German Neurnberger, a Hungarian Debreziner, and "a very special" Chicken Sausage. I don't know what was so special about the chicken sausage as it came across a bit boring to me, as did the Neurnberger. I did like the smoky taste of the darker Debreziner though, as it had a nice little edge to it.
As I was about to leave, I noticed something else on his menu: currywurst. I had to do a double-take to be sure, but indeed, it was currywurst. It had been so long since my last trip to Berlin that I could hardly remember what the real deal tasted like, but I didn't really like this one that much. It was just a boring sausage drowning in ketchup and curry powder, none of which were anything too exciting to me. I'll pass on this next time.
Now, before you call me a pig for eating five hot dogs, recognize that three of those hot dogs were in "mini" sizes. I don't know what it was that got into me to eat all of those in one run, but hey, at least I tried some new items.
Digested at 6:36 PM
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