"…there are more different sausages in Germany than there are breakfast foods in America, and if there is a bad one among them then I have never heard of it. They run in size from little fellows so small and pale and fragile that it seems a crime to eat them to vast and formidable pieces that look like shells for heavy artillery. And they run in flavor from the most delicate to the most raucous, and in texture from that of feathers caught in a cobweb to that of linoleum, and in shape from straight cylinders to lovely kinks and curlycues."
~H.L. Mencken (1880–1956)
This is the single-size sausage sampler of Poco Deli (see yesterday's post): 1 large and 4 small sausages, with homemade sauerkraut and bagel chips. This is just too much meat for one person, so my husband and I shared it. You can choose from a variety of handcrafted sausages—we chose kielbasa, nürnberger, and chicken sausage. I found the nürnberger (the small sausage dotted with black pepper) disappointing partly because I found it too dry, but the kielbasa (the big one) was absolutely delicious. Even the humble chicken sausage was particularly tasty. Poco Deli has a pretty good selection of beers and wines, but we love their Citrus Delight—it's a refreshing contrast and a great complement to such rich food.