A Sausage Emporium in the East Village

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This week, check out my review of Wechsler's Currywurst and Bratwurst, a new temple to German sausage (and friends) on First Avenue. Andre Wechsler, a native of Germany, left his job in finance to open his little shop--a good move, as sausages seem a better (and happier) bet than stocks right now. In fact, Wechsler comes from a long line of Bavarian butchers--one wall in the restaurant displays a large black and white photo of his great-grandparents in their butcher shop.

The currywurst is deliciously junky, composed of a good-quality pork and veal sausage smothered in the mysterious curry sauce, which tastes to me like equal parts ketchup, barbecue sauce and Japanese curry. Other sausages are equally good. I especially liked the skinny, darkly spiced merguez.

Click the clickity above to read the full review.

Wechsler's Currywurst & Bratwurst
120 First Avenue, no phone


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