Sausages are not the first thing that come to mind when you think summer food, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious. Four chefs are embracing the meaty links in special sausage dishes that are definitely worth scarfing down, no matter what the temperature is.
Cheesesteak Sausage at Joe’s Steaks
Inspired by and named after a customer who always orders it, the Chaz-O-Rama is now on the menu at this Northeast steak shop (don’t forget it’s also opening soon in Fishtown). A link of Maglio’s hot Italian sausage is buried in the bottom of a cheesesteak with onions and American cheese on a large hoagie roll, yours for $7.95. Get it on Thursdays with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch milkshake for $11.45.
Toulouse Sausages at Paris Bistro
Throughout the month of June, chef Al Paris is running a deal at the bar of his Chestnut Hill jazz bar. Housemade Toulouse sausages (made with pork, smoked bacon, wine and garlic) over lentil cassoulet come with a Kronenbourg 1664 beer for a total of $16. It’s not that hot out yet, anyway.
Sausage Burrito at Grubhouse Philly
This week at the West Passyunk diner cafe, chef Christopher Ritter is offering a spiced up breakfast burrito with large links of sweet Italian sausage, egg, peppers, potato, artichoke and spinach pesto for $9.
Merguez at Mica
Lamb is the featured ingredient on the $45, four-course tasting menu this week at Chip Roman’s Chestnut Hill restaurant, and one of the dishes is built around housemade merguez, served with green garlic, sage, spring onion and English peas.