The USDA's food pyramid traditionally puts bread on the bottom because some of the most savory suppers are best served on buns. Build a mouth-friendly meal upon a bakery-fresh foundation with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of organic sausage and more at Brats in Chelsea.
Brats owner and Austrian Iron Chef winner Daniel Angerer mixes and mashes local, organic ingredients into decadent designer sausages in an intimate, casual setting. French duck sausage ($10.95) is placed atop a layer of pate to give a dash of class to uncouth taste buds, and dragon sausage, made with pork sausage, kimchee-style red cabbage, pea shoots, and spicy sriracha mustard ($7.95), slays the haughty mouth knights who keep teeth under the yoke of an oppressive feudal system. Every well-seasoned wiener is housed on a poppy-seed bun from a local bakery and can be paired with any of 10 different signature mustards, including candied apple, mouth-tickling fire starter, maple horseradish, and bluetooth blueberry. An array of sides, including zesty tofu ($5.25) and un-mayo'd potato salad ($3.95), is available to complement the biteworthy bun-stuffers and keep silverware from fading into obsolescence.
Brats' bevy of beverages helps diners irrigate their insides with lazy rivers of sake, beer, wine, or milkshakes such as the milkaholic ($5.95), an icy imbibement made with honey and chocolate swirled into a mixture of sheep, goat, and cows milk. The restaurant's tiled floor and counter-style seating lend the interior a laid-back look, creating an ideal setting for both competitive and noncompetitive sausage scarfing.
- every wiener, brat and dog is a house recipe, made without preservatives, using exotic meats (Mangalitsa pig, duck, shrimp), left-of-center toppings (the Dragon Wiener is a pork sausage draped in spicy kimchi and sriracha mustard) and a smattering of Austrian sternness. – UrbanDaddy, 9/22/2010,
- The food was excellent (I had the beef hot dog with kraut and mustard), and the service was attentive. – Jeff H., Yelp, 11/30/10
362 W 23rd St.
New York, New York 10011Get Directions